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Tomball Police Department
Tuesday October 27th, 2009 :: 08:15 a.m. CDT


**Tomball Police Department** has an important message for you! **Halloween Safety**. See for tips .

**Tomball Police Department** has an important message for the community!

**Halloween Safety**

> 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.

Tomball Police Department
400 Fannin St
Tomball, TX 77375

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 281-351-5451

Angela Fagg

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