Police tips to keep your children safe on Halloween

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Ghosts, goblins, witches, vampires, little Barbies and Spider-Men will be in neighborhoods across the area on Halloween night, and police are asking the public to do their part to make sure it's a safe and fun night.

Fairfax County Deputy Police Chief Robert Blakley says that starts with children and parents.

“Carry something that lights up, a flashlight or other flashing device, to help you cross the street safely or be seen better,” he said.

Blakley said it's also safer if children can travel in larger groups.

As for drivers returning to neighborhoods just as kids hit the streets trick-or-treating, Blakeley said, "Slow down, take a little extra time to get through the neighborhood, make sure you don't get distracted by the traffic." phone". or other devices, be very careful, turn on your headlights a little earlier, that will help people.”

When it comes to all the candy kids bring home, she advises parents to check it before their kids start eating it.

“Throw out anything that looks open or suspicious,” he recommended.

Blakley said he will see officers in the neighborhoods all night.

“We are also looking for kids to wear a police officer Halloween costume so we can tell them to join the FCPD,” he said with a smile.

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