Cassville Police Department offers Halloween Safety Tips

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Cassville Police Department is offering tips for children and adults this month as Halloween approaches.

“Halloween is a fun and exciting evening for your children,” said Dana Kammerlohr, Cassville police chief. “Let’s make sure as adults that we make it safe for them..

Adults who are welcoming children to their home to “trick or treat” need to make sure their yard and porch is a safe area for young children to approach the door. Remove any items that they could trip over and make sure the area is lighted.

“We caution using candles with any flame, as they can catch costumes on fire,” Kammerlohr said.

Also, we would like to remind drivers to drive extra careful and slow the evening of Halloween. Young children who are in costumes may not be able to see as well and may walk out in front of a vehicle. Also, it will be dark and the “trick or treaters” may not be seen as they walk from house to house.

“Please have your young children supervised by a responsible adult as they go from house to house,” Kammerlohr said. “It is not recommended for them to be dropped off at one end of the block then picked up down the street. Walk with your child as they go from house to house.”

Parents should always check the candy before their child eats any pieces. It is recommended that the child be given a meal before they go out to trick or treat so they will be full and not tempted to sample as they go.

“Costumes should be taken into consideration,” Kammerlohr said. “Make sure your child can see well, and painted faces are recommended over a mask. If the costume is not reflective, you should put reflective tape or glow type stick on the costume to make sure your child can be seen.

“Also, Teach your child to call 911 or ask an adult to call 911 if they get separated from you. We hope that everyone will have a fun and SAFE Halloween.”