- Saturday October 29th, 2011 :: 02:01 p.m. EDT
Message From Chief John E. Stone .. TRICK OR TREAT IS OCTOBER 31 2011 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 5:30 PM AND 7:30 PM.. BE SAFE...
WATCH FOR KIDS CROSSING BETWEEN CARS
TRY NOT TO DRIVE BETWEEN BETWEEN 5:30 PM AND 7:30 PM..
As the spirit of Halloween draws near, kids of all ages are anxiously awaiting the day they will be able don their new costume, get the largest goody bag they can find and trek off into the night to gather.
The Brigantine Police Department recognizes Halloween as a time for families to share in a commit-ment to one another, as well as a time for kids to get out, run wild and have fun. After all, one of the most important food groups for a child is sugar…
and what better time than Hallow-een, to be able to eat as much of it as possible? We share in your ex-citement and anticipation of the upcoming festivities, and we want to make sure that all of you have a great time, while staying safe.
Because all of you are important to us, we have decided to provide you with some helpful tips to en-sure that this event is a success for our community.
We encourage all of you to get out and participate in this event and have fun! While doing so, we ask that all of you be safe, re-spectful, and helpful to others.
PREPARING FOR HALLOWEEN
When purchasing a costume, ensure that it contains a label indicating it is flame-resistant.
• Consider adding reflective tape to
• Make sure that the costume fits.
Costumes that are too long, can cause a child to trip and fall.
• Make sure shoes fit.
• Secure emergency identification (name, address, phone number) dis-creetly within the costume. This will
aid in reuniting the child with family,
should he/she get lost.
• Teach your children their phone
number AND address.
• Purchase flashlights or glow sticks for
your children, and for yourself.
• Remind them that 9-1-1 can be dialed
free from any phone.
• Review the principles of “Stop-Drop-
Roll” (in case costumes catch on
• Discuss appropriate/inappropriate
BEFORE YOU TRICK OR TREAT
A good meal before trick or treat-ing will discourage filling up on Hal-loween Treats.
• Although children can help with
designing of Jack O’ Lanterns,
carving should be done by an
• Consider fire safety and access
• Plan and review your route.
• Do not permit children to bicycle,
roller-blade or skateboard.
• Agree on a time that everyone
should return home.
• Remind all household drivers to
remain cautious and drive slowly
throughout the community.
• Prior to nightfall, walk through
your yard and pick up any potential
hazards, such as yard tools,
flower pots, etc. This will prevent
others from being injured.
• Turn off your porch light if you
will not be participating.
WHILE TRICK OR TREATING
• Stay in a group, walk slowly, and
• Use flashlights or glow sticks.
• Only trick or treat in well-known
neighborhoods at homes that
have a porch light on.
• Remain on well-lit streets and
• Never cut across yards or
• Never enter a stranger’s home
or car for a treat.
• Obey all traffic and pedestrian
• Always walk, never run.
• Use established crosswalks.
• Don’t assume the right of way—
motorists may not see you.
• Never consume unwrapped food
• Don’t eat treats until thoroughly
checked by an adult.
• Report bullies or bullying behavior
to an adult right away!
• If you’re in trouble, ask for
help— get an adult or call 9-1-1.
AFTER TRICK OR TREATING
• Wait until children are home before
sorting and checking
• Though tampering is rare, a responsible
adult should examine all
treats, throwing away any spoiled,
unwrapped, or suspicious items.
• Make sure items that can cause
choking (hard candies) are given only
to those of an appropriate age.
• Don’t leave your Jack O’ Lantern(s)
burning all night!
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
October 31 2011
Brigantine Police Department
1417 West Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203