Lafayette Police Offer Halloween Safety Advice

Lafayette Police Offer Halloween Safety Advice
Posted at 5:06 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 08:00:11-04

LAFAYETTE — Ghouls and goblins will be roaming the streets tonight. Trick-or-treat times in the city are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and police urge parents to make sure their children are dressed properly for the dark conditions.

"Remember to carry a flashlight or wear reflective costumes for children," Lafayette Police Corporal Bridgette Dugas said. "It's going to be dark a little bit earlier this year, so we want to be prepared for that. Utilize the sidewalk if possible. If the sidewalk is not available, please walk in the direction of traffic so you're able to see the vehicles."

Dugas also reminds parents to chaperone their children.

"We suggest that kids don't trick or treat on their own," Dugas said. "[They should] always be accompanied by an adult."

Even though it may be tempting to try baked goods or homemade items from neighbor's homes, err on the side of safety, and share only prepackaged candy with your little ones.

Dugas says the safest way to trick-or-treat is with police all around.

"Come out to Girard Park," Dugas said. "We'll have several police units open and decorated for the kids. We have tons of face painting and fun jumps and tons of activities for the kids to participate in from 6 to 8 p.m." says Dugas. That event is for children 12 and under."