Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips from the Rock County Sheriff's Office

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to have a safe and fun Halloween. Deputies will be actively patrolling the highways and neighborhoods throughout our community during the Halloween weekend.

Halloween is another opportunity for us to practice good-sense safety. Here are some safety tips to keep you and your ghost and goblins safe this Halloween: 
  • Wear a lightly colored costume so you can be seen in the dark. 
  • Avoid costumes that drag or can be tripped over. 
  • Be visible by carrying a flashlight and by placing strips of reflective tape on costumes. 
  • Stay on sidewalk and be respectful. If there are no sidewalks remember to walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. 
  • Wait until you get home to eat treats. Don’t eat anything that’s not wrapped. 
  • Trick or Treat in your neighborhood on well-lit streets. 
  • Trick or Treat with an adult or a group of friends. 
  • Accept treats at the door – NEVER go into a stranger’s home. 
  • When driving, slow down and be aware. 
  • If you do not plan on serving treats this year, remember to turn your porch light out and turn off any decorations to avoid confusion. 
By Sergeant Doug Coulter