Halloween safety tips

The University of Massachusetts police department would like to remind the community of the following safety tips to help make this a safe Halloween for everyone

  • Wear light colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping.
  • Add reflective tape to the costumes for night visibility.
  • Make sure children & adults can see well through face masks, or use make-up.
  • Adults should accompany small children.
  • Go out during the daylight hours, and take a flashlight if you go out during the dark.
  • Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know.
  • WATCH OUT FOR TRAFFIC.
  • Only give or receive wrapped or packaged candy.
  • Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pets may become frightened.
  • Avoid hard plastic props such as daggers or swords. Foam rubber props are soft & flexible.
  • HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE HALLOWEEN !!!!!