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Lyndhurst Police Department
Tuesday October 27th, 2009 :: 04:24 p.m. EDT


Protecting the Children in Our Communities. Please check your e-mail for helpful Halloween tips.

Helpful Halloween Tips from the Lyndhurst Police Department:

• Instruct your children never to enter the home of a stranger.

• Do not allow your children to go out alone.

• Instruct your children to stay in their own neighborhood and trick or treat at homes that have porch lights on.

• Children should wear costumes made of light colored material. If the costume is made of dark material, attach reflective tape to the costume to increase nighttime visibility.

• Children and adults should carry a flashlight so that motorists can see them.

• Children should walk on the sidewalks, not on the street.

• Masks can restrict vision. If your child wears a mask, make sure he or she removes it before crossing the street.
• Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours.

• Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.

• Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.

• All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.

• Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.

• Children should never accept rides from strangers.

• Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.

• Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.

• Instruct children not to stray from their group.

• A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.

Lyndhurst Police Department
367 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-939-2900

Michael Lemanowicz
Special Operations

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