INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 30, 2015)-- Halloween is almost here and hundreds of trick-or-treaters will soon hit the streets, dressed up in costumes, going door to door for candy. The most important thing on everyone's mind should be safety.
“We are going to have everyone in routine patrols in hopes of not having any major adversities,” said Zionsville police officer Adrian Martin.
Local police departments will be out in full force this Halloween to ensure all of the little monsters running door to door are safe. Police say families should also have their own safety plan. Children under twelve should not be out alone, officers say all kids and teens should travel in groups and preferably stay with an adult.
“We encourage kids to go in large groups because the larger groups are going to have less adversities than the one child going door to door,” said Officer Martin.
Police say drivers should be extra alert between 5-8 p.m. during trick-or-treat hours, since it is more common for kids to dash out in the road to get from house to house. Adding reflective gear to your costume is also a good option to make yourself and your child more visible.
“We are going to put reflective tape on the back of them because as they get older and they run off by themselves,” said Zionsville mom Kate Swanson.
Although Halloween is known for its spooky atmosphere trick or treaters should not be afraid to report suspicious behavior.
“If you do see something suspicious, even though it is Halloween. You should report it to be on the safe side. We would rather have information that pans out to be nothing than have it manifest info an issue,” said Officer Martin.