Sheriff's Office Encourages Halloween Safety

October 30, 2018

In an effort to make Halloween a safe and enjoyable holiday for all citizens, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office provides the following safety tips:
• Children should be supervised or accompanied by an adult at all times.
• Children and adults should wear reflective clothing or a reflective vest.
• Carry a flashlight.
• Do not enter the homes of anyone you do not know.
• Travel in groups and practice the “buddy” system.
• Be cautious of items that are unfamiliar or not easily identifiable.
• Do not approach vehicles of individuals you do not know.
• Adults should inspect all items and only allow children to consume candy or food items that are sealed and appear to be unopened and not tampered with.
• Practice extreme caution while crossing or walking on streets. Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

Applying these tips and practicing good general safety will help minimize potential risks and assist in making Halloween a safe and enjoyable holiday.

MR 18-116