•All adults should become the eyes and ears of our community on Halloween night. Call 911 if you see suspicious persons, cars or activities in our streets.
•Keep the lights on in the front and back of your home all night.
•Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult when trick or treating
•Children should have identification on them: name, address and your telephone number.
•Preprogrammed cell phones should be carried by children in case of an emergency. Demonstrate the use of the phone to your child.
•Inform your children which route to take when trick or treating.
•Children should not leave their group, they must stay together
•No child should approach a home and ring a door bell alone
•Children should not approach a home that is dark.
•Children should not trespass on neighbor’s property – do not go through people’s yards.
•Vandalism is a crime – throwing eggs and other debris and damaging a neighbor’s property is a crime.
•Children should have a flashlight or wear reflective or light clothing if trick or treating when it’s dark outside.
•Children should wear clothing that fits. Masks should fit properly so that children can see clearly through eye holes. Comfortable shoes should be worn in case child has to run or get away quickly.
•Children should cross at cross walks and at street lights only.
•Children should not enter any stranger’s home.
•Children should not get into a stranger’s vehicle.
•If a child or group of children believe they are in danger when approached by a stranger, children should scream and run away from the person or vehicle.
•Children should not eat any of the treats given to them until the parent has inspected them.
•Another option for reporting crime to Clayton County Police: Anonymous Clayton County Crime Tip Hotline:
Web Tip: Submit a Tip Online, Text-a-Tip: Text CLAYTONPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Mobile Tip: TipSubmitMobile (iPhone & Android)