BPD reminds community to trick or treat safely

BPD reminds community to trick or treat safely

Beaumont Police's tip of the week is to remind the community to trick or treat safely.

"The Beaumont Police Department wants to remind you that Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly," BPD said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. "Trick-or-Treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling in a group of friends, to ensure that they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins."

BPD recommends that parents and guardians follow these guidelines:

1. Try to get your kids to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If it's dark, make sure someone has a flashlight, add reflective tape to costumes and bags, and pick well-lighted streets.

2. Do not go inside anyone’s home. Remain on the porch at all times.

3. Look in all directions before crossing the street, and obey all traffic signals. Walk, never run, across the street, and use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.

4. Do not eat any treats until parents have inspected them & discard any homemade or unwrapped treats.

Any suspicious or criminal behavior should be reported to the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234 (for non-emergencies) or 911 (for emergencies only).

BPD is also hosting a Trunk or Treat Event at the Civic Center, this Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.