NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

            
 

Huntsville Police Offer Safe Halloween Tips with Treats

 

Huntsville, Alabama (Sunday, October 29, 2006) Huntsville Police Chief Rex Reynolds has increased Police patrols in neighborhoods for families celebrating Halloween. Reynolds 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,” Reynolds said.

 

Officers and volunteers with Huntsville Community Watch will hand out treats at all 3 Precincts, North, South and West; starting from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 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: 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.

 

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, adults should accompany children, discuss the route their children should be taking and most important, explain the difference between tricks and vandalism (especially cemeteries).

 

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