Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Safety Tips and Extra BPD Patrols for Safety!

10-27-11 Halloween Safety Tips and Extra BPD Patrols for Safety!

    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 families. 

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 List:

  • 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 visibility.

    • 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 street. 

    • 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 driver.

    • Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.