Police Offer Long Beach Residents Tips on a Safe and Fun Halloween


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The Long Beach Police Department has released the following safety tips for community members to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween.

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  • Be sure your child’s activities are age-appropriate
  • All children should be accompanied by an adult
  • Only visit homes that are well-lighted and never go into a stranger’s house
  • Stay on the sidewalk and only cross at corners
  • Stay in well-populated areas and never cut through alleys or parks
  • Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume or use glow sticks for better visibility
  • Use face paint rather than masks that may block your child’s vision
  • Map out your route ahead of time and carry a flash light with you
  • Ensure tips of any props (pitchfork, sword, etc.) your child is carrying are smooth
  • Be cautious of animals and keep your pet(s) indoors
  • Inspect your child’s candy before allowing them to eat it
  • Report any suspicious or illegal activity by calling 9-1-1 immediately
  • Motorists are advised to be extra cautious on Halloween night and to drive slowly
  • Do not drink and drive; plan ahead and designate a driver or call for a ride

Officials have also released the following reminder of the city’s curfew law:

“The curfew law in Long Beach prohibits anyone 17 years old or younger from being out past 10:00PM without a parent or guardian, unless going to or returning home from work or an organized event supervised by an adult, without any detour or stop.”

For a list of Halloween-related events in Long Beach this month, click here.

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