Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

CORNWALL, Ontario – Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind this Halloween from the Cornwall Community Police Service.

The Cornwall Community Police Service will be increasing the number of officers on community patrol on Halloween night in order to increase our visibility and presence in our neighbourhoods.

We would like to remind motorist to be especially vigilant and slow down on this night when pedestrian traffic increases as children in our neighbourhoods take to the street to collect their Halloween treats.

Volunteers from Mobile Community Watch will also be working in partnership with the Cornwall Community Police Service in providing Halloween Safety Patrols.  Volunteers will be patrolling neighborhoods in vehicles identified with Mobile Community Watch signs between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. in order to provide assistance if necessary to children or anyone who may need to contact the police.  


Halloween Safety Tips


–     Wear make-up instead of a mask, so you can see properly!

–     Go trick or treating with family or friends.

–     Let people know your route!

–     An adult should check the treats you collect before you eat them!

–     Walk, don`t run; and look all ways before crossing the street, trick or treat on       one side of the street and then the other side!

–     Only go to homes that have their lights on!

–     Don`t go anywhere with a stranger!

–     If someone invites you alone into a house say no thanks!

–     A flashlight will help light your way!

–     You will walk more easily in a short costume! 

“A safer Cornwall for all to enjoy”

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