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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Thursday October 26th, 2017 :: 10:28 a.m. EDT


Halloween Safety Tips & Curfew

Halloween Safety Tips

In an effort to ensure a safe Halloween, South Brunswick Police Department is providing safety tips and a reminder of the Township curfew. Chief Raymond Hayducka said, “We will add extra officers in the evening hours to enhance safety of the trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Motorists need to use extra caution as there will be increased pedestrian traffic during the rush hour.”

 Here are South Brunswick Police Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Make sure older children take friends and stay together while trick-or-treating.
  • Never send younger children out alone- they should be with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
  • Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
  • Don’t let children enter a home unless you’re with them.
  • Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating. Make sure you’re walking and not running from house to house.
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks.
  • Lower your risk of eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  • Only walk on sidewalks. If not possible, walk along the far edge of the road facing traffic.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame resistant costumes.


South Brunswick Township has a curfew which starts this Saturday. The curfew limits juveniles being out after 10pm with a few exceptions. The law reads -

No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted in any public place, public street or public property in the township between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., prevailing time, of each and every day during the period from October 28 to November 1 of any calendar year, inclusive, unless such person, during such hours: 

(1) Shall be en route to:

a. A business or occupation which the laws of the state authorize a juvenile to perform;

b. A medical office or facility where treatment has been or is to be rendered;

c. Extracurricular school activities or other cultural or educational or social events sponsored by religious or community-based organizations; or

d. A party which will be supervised by adults in a residence; (2) Is returning home from any of the events mentioned in subsection (1) of this section; or (3) Is accompanied by a parent.


If you have any questions about the safety tips or the curfew contact Community Policing Sergeant Gene Rickle at (732) 329-4000 ext. 7459

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Captain James Ryan

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