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Reference: Trick ot Treat Times 2005

The Portsmouth Police Department has set the following date and times for Trick or Treating this year: October 30, 2005 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

In order to assure a happy and SAFE Halloween, the Police Department is offering the following Top Ten Safety Tips for children and adults.

TOP TEN SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN
  1. DO NOT wear long costumes, high heels or other articles of clothing that could cause you to trip.
  2. Wear face paints or makeup instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct your vision.
  3. Wear light or bright-colored costumes (non-flammable) and use reflective tape on clothing. Carry a flashlight or fluorescent glow sticks.
  4. Young children should be accompanied by an adult. ALL children should travel in groups.
  5. Be sure to tell an adult what route you are taking and who you will be with.
  6. Only go to homes of people in your own neighborhood or people that you know.
  7. DO NOT go into anyone's home or car unless it is a relative or a known friend.
  8. DO NOT eat ANY treats until you get home and an adult has inspected them.
  9. DO NOT damage the property of others. Be respectful.
  10. Use EXTREME caution when crossing the street.
TOP TEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS
  1. A Halloween party for children is recommended instead of them going Trick or Treating.
  2. Keep you porch and walkway well lit.
  3. Avoid handing out unwrapped candy or fruit. Wrapped treats are best.
  4. Keep your pets/animals inside you home during Trick or Treating hours.
  5. DO NOT invite Trick or Treaters into your home.
  6. Check all of your child's treats for signs of tampering, before allowing the child to eat any of them.
  7. Throw away all unwrapped candy.
  8. If you are going to allow your child to eat fruit that he or she received, wash and cut it first.
  9. If you must drive during Trick or Treat hours, please use extreme caution and watch for children darting out from driveways and out from behind parked vehicles.
  10. Alert the Police to any suspicious activity, people, cars, treats, etc. in your neighborhood. Call 911.
Halloween is a time for everyone to have fun. Please be careful and have a SAFE and Happy Halloween!

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 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500