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Chief Mexin's Advice for a Safe Halloween in Geneva

Recommended hours for trick-or-treating are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Here are some Halloween safety tips, courtesy of the Geneva Police Department.

Geneva Police Chief Steve Mexin has some good advice for parents and kids for making Halloween safe and fun.

The Geneva Police Department recommends that Halloween trick or treating be conducted between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Police Department also recommends following these safety guidelines:

  • Wear light-colored clothing or some type of reflective material for better visibility.
  • Ensure costumes fit and are worn in a manner that prevents tripping.
  • If children wear masks, make sure they can see clearly and their visibility is not obstructed.
  • Small children should always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Go out in daylight when possible and carry a flashlight for use if out after dark.
  • Only give and accept wrapped candy.
  • Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
  • Carrying hard props such as swords and daggers should be avoided. Substitute hard props with foam rubber props.
  • Stay within familiar neighborhoods.
  • Watch for traffic.

Mexin and all the folks at the Geneva Police Department hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween.

And while you're at it, Enter to Win Patch’s Best Halloween Costume in America Contest!

SOURCE: Geneva Police Department

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