Stay Safe of Halloween With These Safety Tips

It’s time to start thinking about Halloween! While there is still much uncertainty surrounding upcoming community events, we are moving forward and planning following the St. Louis County guide lines to ensure the health and safety of all who attend. Please follow us on social media to see the latest updates!

I am hoping that on Halloween, all the little ones will somehow still be able to enjoy a night of “normal” childhood fun and go out Trick or Treating. Halloween falls on a Saturday night this year, so that means there will a lot of people out and about. I want to make sure all the “ghouls” and “goblins” are safe! We've provided some safety tips to help make sure everyone has a wonderful evening out!


  • Costumes should not restrict movement or vision
  • 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 needs to be back at a designated place
  • Know your route
  • 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, stay on the left-hand side of the road facing traffic.
  • Walk...DO NOT run
  • DO NOT go inside anyone’s home
  • Only go to homes that have the lights on


  • Inspect all candy before any consumption
  • Throw away any candy that is opened
  • DO NOT take any homemade or unwrapped treats

Happy Halloween from the men and women of the Maryland Heights Police Department! Be Safe!

-Officer Terry Mancusi