HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Chief of Police
|Dr. Harry Hobbs|
Communications Relations Officer
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.
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
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.