The Meadows Place Police Department encourages everyone to have a safe Halloween with these Safety Tips
- Instruct your older children to TAKE FRIENDS when “Trick or Treating.”
- Make sure a TRUSTED ADULT, accompanies your younger children when “Trick or Treating.” Older children should travel in groups.
- Children should not enter homes without your prior permission.
- Only approach homes that are well-lit both inside and outside.
- Teach your children to NEVER approach a vehicle unless they are accompanied by you
- Make sure your children wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick
- Make sure your children are able to see and breathe easily when using facial masks.
- All costumes and masks should be clearly marked as flame resistant.
- Teach your children to always stay in well-lit areas, and never go into isolated areas.
- Teach your children to stay alert for any suspicious incidents and report anything unusual to you and law enforcement.
- Teach your children if anyone tries to grab them to draw attention to themselves and yelling loud as they can: “This person is trying to take me,” or “This person is not my father/mother.” Teach your children to make every effort to escape by walking, running, or pulling away; yelling; kicking; attracting attention; and otherwise resisting.
- Consider organizing or attending parties at home, in schools, or in community centers as a good alternative to “Trick or Treating.”
Please notify the Meadows Place Police Department immediately of any suspicious or unusual activity (281) 983-2900. If you see something – Say something! The Meadows Place Police Department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (281) 983-2900