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Message From Sheriff Blake Dorning


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sheriff.jpg SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

Halloween is approaching quickly and we expect large groups of children out and about that evening. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, we would like to offer the following safety tips. It is a good idea to review these with your children before they begin their “trick-or-treat” adventure.

  1. Fake knives, swords, guns, and other costume accessories can potentially cause injury. Make sure they aren’t too long for the costume and review with your child that they are part of the costume and not a weapon. Make sure they are made out of cardboard or other flexible materials.
  2. Only purchase costumes and accessories that are marked flame-resistant.
  3. Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls. 
  4. Try using makeup instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, which can be dangerous for when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps.
  5. Costumes with light colors and/or reflective tape are best. Someone in the group should carry a flashlight. Consider putting reflective tape on their bags too. 
  6. Children should always trick-or-treat in groups, rather than alone, preferably with adult supervision and carry a cell phone for quick communication.
  7. Parents should select the safest route for children to take. Children should stay on sidewalks (where available) or on the shoulder of the roadway facing traffic. Children should avoid walking in the roadway, in alleys or poorly lit areas, and be cautious not to dart from behind shrubs or parked vehicles. Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution, especially in neighborhoods where children are sure to be located.
  8. Children should be instructed to stop only at familiar homes and where the outside lights are on. They should also be advised to NEVER go into a home or car to collect treats. They should not stop at houses that are dark or do not have the porch lights turned on.
  9. As an alternative of going door to door, parents should consider taking their children to community sponsored events such as those hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc.
  10. Children should not eat any treats until they get home and the parent or adults can examine them. 
  11. Children (and adults) should only consume unopened candies and treats in original wrappers. Treats with open packaging or torn wrappers should be discarded. Don’t forget to inspect fruit and homemade treats for anything that looks suspicious.

 

 

For more Halloween safety tips, please visit https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips.

Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening with a little preparation, communication and diligence. Of course, the Madison County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division will be out and about should you and your children need us. 

 

 
 

 

Thank you,

 

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning

 

 

 

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It shall be the mission of the Madison County Sheriff's Office to provide competent professional law enforcement services with a commitment to preserve and protect human life, property and the rights of all people in accordance with the constitution and the laws of the United States and the State of Alabama.  We are devoted to our profession and strive to maintain the highest level of public trust while developing our organization to meet the present and future needs of our diverse community.  Through this effective partnership we will reduce the fear of crime and enhance the quality of life in Madison County.