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News Release

Henderson Police Helping to Make Halloween Fun and Safe

October 16, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police are going to help take the fright away from Halloween this year with safety tips for trick-or-treaters and glow-in-the-dark bracelets for youngsters so motorists can see them.

Henderson Police also suggest that trick-or-treating take place during the hours of 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Children should always be accompanied by an adult and are encouraged to wear bright clothing and masks that do not hinder their vision. Motorists and pedestrians should use extra precaution during the trick or treating hours and during the Halloween weekend. 

To help keep children safe, Henderson Police have created a Halloween safety card available at all Henderson Police stations. Any pre-teen child who comes to a Henderson Police station will be given a glow-in-the-dark bracelet to be worn on Halloween night in addition to the safety card. The cards and necklaces are available now through Halloween.

“I want to remind all motorists to be on the lookout for those necklaces. Children will be running around our neighborhoods on Halloween,” Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “We need all motorists to be alert to help prevent a tragedy.”

Henderson Police have tips for drivers during Halloween:

  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods and school zones. Remember the Henderson Police suggested trick-or-treating hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. although children may be out before or after those hours.
  • Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Slowly and carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

In addition to the tips on the card, below are some additional safety tips for Halloween: 

  • Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Try makeup instead of masks; it does not obstruct vision the way masks can.
  • Keep costumes short to ensure that the only trip taken is the one around the neighborhood.
  • Keep your house well lighted on both the inside and outside.

The safety tip cards and bracelets are available at each of the Henderson Police stations each day from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. from the desk officer.

  • Henderson Police Department Main Station, 223 Lead St.
  • North Community Police Station, 225 E. Sunset Rd.
  • West Community Police Station, 300 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

The cards and bracelets will also be available at Henderson’s National Night Out Community Safety Expo on October 19 in Galleria at Sunset – North Parking Lot, 1300 W. Sunset Rd. from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

An electronic version of the safety tip card is attached to this press release.

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