Houston Police Department
HPD Reminds Trick or Treaters to Have Fun, But Stay Safe

October 29, 2012 - The Houston Police Department reminds parents and the public that this Wednesday is Halloween. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and watch out for children trick or treating, especially after dark. HPD also wants to remind parents of some basic safety tips such as:

  • Never let children walk alone.
  • Do not allow children to enter the cars or homes of strangers.
  • Children should always have an adult inspect candy before eating anything, and never eat any unwrapped food.
  • Children should wear light colored or reflective costumes and should carry a flashlight or other light source to make them more visible.

For more Halloween safety tips, go to http://www.houstontx.gov/police/pdfs/halloween_safety.pdf

KJS/JFC 10-29-12

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.