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Safe Communities Unit provides safety tips for Trick-or-Treaters

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October 27, 2014 - 11:35 AM

City of Vernon Safe Communities Unit wants to remind trick-or-treaters that a few tips can make your Halloween safe as well as spooktacular.

• Always trick-or-treat with a friend. Younger children should be with an adult.
• Always have a flashlight if you are going to be out after dark.
• Make sure cars can see you by wearing light-coloured, non-flammable fabric.
Glow sticks and reflective tape help people in vehicles see trick-or-treaters in the
• Choose make-up instead of mask so that you can see. If you must wear a mask,
make the eyeholes larger so you can see. Push the mask up on your head when
you are walking.
• Only go to well-lit homes and only accept treats at the door. Never go inside.
• Remember to always STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before crossing the road. Make
sure that you make eye contact with the drivers so that you know they have seen
you before you cross the street.
• Plan a trick-or-treat route and a curfew time for older trick-or-treaters.
• Always have a parent check over candy before eating the treats.

Please stop by the Community Policing Office at 2900 32 Avenue and pick up trick-or-treat bags, along with Halloween-safety-themed colouring books — and a treat or two — while quantities last. The Community Policing Office will open for trick-or-treating as part of the DVA’s Trick-or-Treat Trail from 3-5 pm. Members of the Safe Communities Unit will also be in the Village Green Centre.

For further information on Halloween safety or any other community safety matters, please contact Rachael Zubick, Coordinator of Vernon Community Policing Office ( or Regan Borisenko, Crime Prevention Coordinator, (

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