10-27-11 Halloween Safety Tips and Extra BPD Patrols for
Boise Police will have full patrol
teams, plus a few extra out this Monday, October 31st, Halloween
night, helping to keep the evening safe for kids and
Boise Police will have extra patrols earlier in the evening on
Monday at the busiest streets in the city for trick-or-treaters.
Officers will have extra units assigned to cruise Harrison Blvd.
and Warm Springs Blvd. monitoring both pedestrian and vehicle
traffic for the safety of our trick-or-treaters!
Parents can do their part by using the following safety check
list to help ensure a happy and fun evening!
Halloween Safety Check
- First and foremost, parents should accompany their children and
carry a flashlight for safety and visibility.
• Have children wear costumes that are
bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are
short enough to prevent tripping.
• Consider adding reflective tape or
striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater
• Avoid using simulated knives, guns or
swords. If such props are used, be certain they do not appear
authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
• Always walk. Never run across a
• Confine, segregate or otherwise
prepare household pets for an evening of frightful sights and
sounds. Be sure that all dogs and cats are wearing collars and
proper identification tags.
• Motorists should remain cautious and
drive slowly. Adult party-goers should have a designated
• Law Enforcement authorities should be
notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.