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Stay Safe This Halloween, Says Rosemount Police

Police Chief Eric Werner and Community Resource Officer Beth Richtsmeier pass along safety tips for next week's festivities.

Stay Safe This Halloween, Says Rosemount Police

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Editor’s Note: The following Halloween safety tips have been provided by the Rosemount Police Department.

KEY SAFETY TIP FROM POLICE CHIEF ERIC WERNER:

• “Best way to stay safe and enjoy a fun day of the year is appropriate adult supervision, walk on the sidewalk, use cross-walks and be visible.”

• “To enjoy the time of year you get the most candy in one day, please have a parent or adult inspect before you eating anything.”

• Please contact the police department if anything is suspicious, etc.

SAFETY TIPS FROM COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICER BETH RICHTSMEIER 

• Have each child carry or wear something lit, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or flashing or glow  necklace for visibility. Parents can also add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags, even light-up shoes can be noticeable on a dark Halloween night. 

• Make sure your child’s costume lets them see and hear so they can watch and listen for cars.

• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their trick-or-treat routes.

• If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you.  Agree on a specific time when they should return home, and possibly have them carry a cell phone for easy contact or ability to call 911 if needed.

• Children should never enter a home or a car for a treat.

• Call 911 immediately to notify of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

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