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Halloween Safety Tips

Post Date:10/03/2018
The Village of Bartlett has set Halloween trick-or-treat hours from 3 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 10/31. Residents are encouraged to turn on their front porch light if they want to pass out candy on Halloween.

To have a safe and fun Halloween, the Bartlett Police Department offers these important safety tips for trick-or-treating:
* Children are reminded to bring their Halloween candy home and have their parents properly inspect the candy before eating it.
* A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children.
* Older children should walk together with a large group of friends and stay in their immediate neighborhoods.
* Children should always walk on the sidewalk and should avoid trick-or-treating near busy streets.
* Motorists are reminded to drive carefully in residential neighborhoods and watch out for children crossing the street.
* Children should carry glow sticks or flashlights when trick-or-treating during the evening hours and only go to homes where the porch light is on.
* Children should never enter a residence or a vehicle to accept Halloween candy.

The Bartlett Police Department will be conducting extra patrols in residential neighborhoods on Halloween. You should immediately dial 9-1-1 if you observe any suspicious activity during trick-or-treating.