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Los Altos Police Department
Wednesday October 30th, 2019 :: 04:08 p.m. PDT


Help Us Keep Trick-or-Treaters Safe this Halloween

We ask the Los Altos community to help us keep our neighborhoods safe for children and families. Please take a few moments to review some safety tips that will help keep all trick-or-treaters safe: 
•    Keep trick-or-treaters safe when visiting your home - Remove anything that could cause kids to trip or fall. Make sure the lights are on outside your home and light the walkway to your door, if possible.
•    Drive with extra caution – Reduce speed and watch for children who may dart into the street unexpectedly, particularly during peak trick-or-treating hours between 4:00-8:00 p.m. 

Tips for Parents:
•    Encourage trick-or-treaters to put away their electronic devices and keep their heads up.
•    Help trick-or-treaters remain visible – Provide flashlights, glow sticks or reflective clothing or tape. Cross streets at intersections, not from between cars parked on the street.
•    Prevent falls – Avoid running and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure costumes are an appropriate length to prevent trips and that masks do not impede vision.
•    Inspect all candy before consumption – Beware of loose wrappers, unwrapped or homemade candy. 

We hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!

Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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