WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — With Halloween taking place on Monday, October 31, 2022, the West Monroe Police Department has made a public service announcement to increase safety awareness for trick-or-trick activities. Authorities encourage trick-or-treating from house to house to occur from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Routine police patrols will focus on residential neighborhoods during that time. West Monroe Police also gave Halloween safety tips which can be seen in the table below.
|Motorists||Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.|
Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
|Costume Safety||All costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire-resistant. If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks. Opt for nontoxic Halloween makeup over masks, which can obscure vision; always test makeup in a small area first to see if any irritation develops. Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.|
|While Trick-or-Treating||A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time children should return home. Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car. Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends. Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home, and take care to avoid any food allergies.|