Sheriff’s Department offers trick or treat safety advice

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following Halloween trick or treating advice:

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth and The National Crime Prevention Council would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween. In preparation for Halloween parties or trick-or-treating, we would like to extend some safety tips to ensure that your kids’ spooky night of activities is safe and enjoyable.

  • When preparing for a night of trick-or-treating, make sure children are accompanied by an adult, and that older kids do not go out alone. Set a time limit, and plan a safe route, reminding children that it is not a good idea to take shortcuts or alleys, or cut through random backyards.
  • Children should remember not to eat any treats they collect until they get home, and the treats are inspected by an adult in a well lighted area. Remember, an unwrapped piece of candy could be harmful to you or others, so get rid of it right away in a safe manner.
  • It is a good idea to ask your Neighborhood Watch group, or your local law enforcement or fire department’s personnel, to patrol the neighborhood during trick-or-treating hours.
  • Remember to move any objects from your yard or porch that might be a hazard to visitors, and welcome your trick-or-treaters by turning on your porch light, letting them know you are home and it is OK to go to your door for candy.

For information on the National Crime Prevention Council, please visit


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