Halloween Safety Recommendations

The Falmouth Police Department suggests the following safety tips to help make this Halloween a safe and enjoyable one:

  • Wear light colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping, and add reflective tape.
  • Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use make-up.
  • Adults should accompany young children.
  • Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
  • Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know.
  • Watch for traffic.
  • Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
  • Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
  • Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible.