Halloween tips from the Norfolk Police

Obey the Law

Trick or treating is only for children 12-years old or younger.  Trick or treat times in the City of Norfolk are until 8pm.

Safety Tips for Parents

A parent or responsible adult should always accompany younger children during the trick or treating fun.

Older children should be given a specific time to be home.  Make them wear a watch.

Have your child eat dinner before heading out to trick or treat.

Make sure each child carries and uses a flashlight with new batteries.

Know where your children are going.  Make sure they have access to a cell phone so they can check in with you.

Tell them to never eat any candy before you can inspect it.

Unhaunt your Home

Welcome trick or treaters at home by turning on your exterior lights.

Remove anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, bikes, toys, and lawn decorations.

Check outdoor lights and replace any burned out bulbs.

Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.

Make the Call

Keep the whole neighborhood safe by reporting any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 441-5610

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One Response to Halloween tips from the Norfolk Police

  1. Denise says:

    Great Sound Advice! Sadly, I think the time has come to do away with door to door Trick or Treating…so many organizations, churches, etc have Halloween or harvest parties nowadays which tends to be alot safer.

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