STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
|Dr. Dora B. Schriro|
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Division of State Police
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE URGE SAFETY
FOR GHOSTS & GOBLINS ON HALLOWEEN
Middletown, CT (October 26, 2016): Halloween is a fun night for thousands of ghosts and goblins across Connecticut. With safety in mind, the Connecticut State Police has some tips for keeping our state’s youngest residents safe during the evening of October 31. Children and
parents are urged to follow these instructions for an exciting night of trick or treating:
Before Halloween night, residents are reminded to clear walkways of any obstacles that could hamper visits from costumed youngsters. Parents should inspect all treats collected by their children and dispose of any items that appear to be unsafe for consumption, such as unwrapped, partially opened, discolored or out-of-the-ordinary treats.
In addition, parents are urged to check the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry prior to Halloween night so they can map out their trick-or-treating routes. www.ct.gov/despp
Troopers also remind all drivers to be aware of pedestrians on Halloween night. Drive cautiously and obey all traffic laws on Halloween and every day. Be aware of children who may be running from house to house. This is a fun and scary night, but safety must come first!
The Connecticut State Police and all Resident State Troopers will be out in force on Halloween to keep state residents safe.