Halloween Safety Tips
The Orlando Police Department encourages safety and supervision during
the annual Trick-or-Treat season. It is especially important for parents to
adhere to a few safety rules for their children when they are trick-or-treating.
• Know your children’s route
• Take a flashlight
• Be sure costumes, shoes, and treat bags are safe.
• Remind kids not to enter strangers' homes or cars.
• Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home. Be sure to inspect all
treats before allowing kids to eat them.
• Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Do not eat any homemade
treats and inspect fruit closely.
• Remember drivers have a hard time seeing people, especially at dusk.
• Never cross the street between parked cars.
• Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long
wigs on fire.
• Make sure that fake knives and swords are made from cardboard or other
flexible materials to avoid accidental injury or worse have them mistaken for
the real thing!
It is also important to ensure that your home is safe and accessible to
trick-or-treaters. As adults, there are some very simple things we can do to
make the evening safe everyone.
• Turn on your porch light.
• Move lit jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are
trick-or-treating in groups.
• Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard.
• Drive slowly all evening-you never know what creature may suddenly cross your
• Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
For more information regarding crime prevention, please contact Ofc. Kirkpatrick
at (407) 246-2196