Make Safety a Priority on Halloween!

This year, Halloween falls on a Sunday, which means there is plenty of time to plan your costumes, put up decorations, stock up on candy and end the weekend with a fun and enjoyable time. When planning this year's festivities, please stay safe by following the tips below:

Costumes
  • Costumes should not restrict movement or motion
  • Opt for brightly colored costumes
  • Wear reflective tape or use glow sticks to increase visibility
  • Use flame-resistant accessories and costumes.
  • Use face paints instead of masks
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress for the weather
Trick or Treating
  • Go with a group of friends and have at least 1 person with a cell phone and flashlight
  • Set a time for when everyone in the group needs to return to a designated meeting place
  • Know your route for the night
  • Do not use shortcuts through alleys or back yards
  • Stick to sidewalks and look both ways before crossing the street
  • If there is no sidewalk, say on the left-hand side of the road facing traffic
  • Walk - DO NOT run
  • DO NOT enter anyone's house
  • Only approach houses that have the lights on
Treats
  • Inspect all candy before any consumption.
  • Throw away any candy that is opened.
  • DO NOT take any homemade or unwrapped treats.
Motorists
  • Watch for children walking on roadways.
  • Enter and exit driveways carefully.
  • Drive SLOWLY through residential areas.
  • Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
  • Please do not steal Halloween decorations.
Happy Halloween from everyone at the Maryland Heights Police Department!