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Halloween safety tips from the Reno Police Department

Post Date:10/30/2017 3:00 PM

Halloween is an exciting night of the year for young children, but it is also a time for parents to be extra vigilant for potential safety hazards. The Reno Police Department wants everyone to have a happy, fun, and safe Halloween by following these safety tips:

  • Stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks
  • When crossing any street make sure you make eye contact with drivers of vehicles and they stop their car before crossing
  • Make a map of your route or of the neighborhoods you are going to visit
  • Carry a flashlight and have it on during hours of darkness
  • Travel in groups
  • Wear reflective clothing or bands
  • Never go into a strangers house or get into a strangers vehicle

Parents are also urged to throw away any candy or treats that come in a wrapper that has a twist opening.  Parents and children should avoid any off-brand-looking candy, or candy that looks like it has been tampered with.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is providing free Halloween candy X-Ray inspection Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the entrances to both Washoe County District and Justice Court Buildings, located at 75 Court Street, and 1 South Sierra Street in Reno.

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