NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Lewis Morris
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


 

Huntsville Police Offer Safe Halloween Tips with Treats

 

Huntsville, Alabama (October 28, 2013) Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris has increased police patrols in neighborhoods for families celebrating Halloween. Morris said, “Huntsville has been very fortunate over the years not to have any incidents involving motorists or children and our Officers will be monitoring traffic and children to keep that safe record”.

 

Officers and volunteers with Huntsville Community Watch will hand out treats at all 3 Precincts, on Thursday, October 31st.

North Precinct from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The North Precinct is located at 2105-B Mastin Lake Rd.
South Precinct from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The South Precinct is located at 7900 Bailey Cove Rd.
West Precinct from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The West Precinct is located at 2110 Clinton Ave.

Huntsville Police recommend that parents go over the following safety tips with their children to assure that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.
 

Children Should: Be accompanied by adults at all times.  Cross only at corners or marked crosswalks, never cross the street between parked vehicles, never go into a stranger’s house, watch out for cars backing or turning, wear bright colored clothing and use a flashlight. Try to avoid pets while in costume as they may become startled and aggressive.

Drivers Should: Keep an eye open for children who forget the rules, use caution when traveling and obey posted traffic signs especially in neighborhoods.

 

Parents Should: Instruct children not to open candy until they return home, inspect ALL candy for tampering, discuss the route their children should be taking and most important, explain the difference between tricks and vandalism (especially cemeteries).

Check their neighborhoods for known sex offenders by visiting
www.familywatchdog.us
 

Home Owners Should: Ensure your home is well lit both inside and out to prevent vandalism and injuries, remove all obstacles from lawns to avoid injuries and don’t use candles in ornaments that could set a fire.