Halloween Safety Message
Halloween is coming soon! We want to remind you to make safety a priority this Halloween when carving pumpkins, decorating, dressing up in costumes, and trick-or-treating.
Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening for all with a little preparation, communication, and diligence. However, in order for our children to remain safe, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office encourages all children and parents to observe the following safety rules as they trick or treat:
• Attend organized Halloween events or programs in your community.
• If children go door-to-door "Trick or Treating," they should stay within your neighborhood and only go homes of people known to you. Do not go to houses that are un-lighted and never enter a stranger's home.
• Children "Trick or Treating" should travel in groups or be accompanied a parent, relative, or trusted friend. Younger children should always be accompanied by an adult.
• Children should only accept candy or treats that are wrapped or packaged and NEVER enter the home of a stranger. Parents should examine all treats before allowing their child to consume them.
• Children should wear flame-retardant costumes. Costumes should be light in color or at least have reflective tape on them. Children should also carry a flashlight. Make sure that your child's Halloween mask does not obstruct his or her vision.
During Halloween, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be participating in a number of drive-through "Trunk or Treat" events sponsored by faith-based groups, civic organizations and local businesses.
Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us. As always, dial 911 in case of an emergency or to report suspicious activity.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Sheriff Lafayette Woods, Jr.