BCSO urges safety by all during Halloween activities

Posted 10/27/17

Halloween can be a fun event, not just for children getting candy while trick-or-treating, but dressing in strange and interesting costumes.Though children can participate in events such as the …

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BCSO urges safety by all during Halloween activities

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Halloween can be a fun event, not just for children getting candy while trick-or-treating, but dressing in strange and interesting costumes.

Though children can participate in events such as the Downtown Block Party or the special Halloween party at Bradley Square Mall, many will still be involved in the tradition of getting candy at local residences.

There are certain tips that should be followed to make the special night safe, officials say. The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office offers the following tips to ensure the public’s safety on Halloween. 

Plan your route for trick or treating and share with your family and friends and be knowledgeable about the location of sex offenders’ residences along your planned route — the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Sex Offender Registry is a great resource and tool.

Be sure costumes and bags have some type of reflective material and try to stay in well-lit areas; carry a flashlight to be prepared for those areas that are dark so you are easily visible to drivers; children should have adult supervision.

Traveling in groups is always safer than being alone; check all candies to make sure they are packaged properly and have not been tampered with.

Drivers should ensure all headlights and brakelights are working properly, and everybody inside a vehicle should wear their seat belts at all times.

Use extreme caution when driving on roadways to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Be responsible if you plan to consume alcoholic beverages, and having a designated driver or a pre-planned place to stay for the night will ensure you do not drink and drive. 

“We encourage the public to report all suspicious and criminal activity to law enforcement," said Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson. "The sheriff’s office hopes everyone enjoys all the festivities and fun associated with Halloween, but deputies will not tolerate actions of those who compromise others' safety.” 


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“We encourage the public to report all suspicious and criminal activity to law enforcement. The sheriff’s office hopes everyone enjoys all the festivities and fun associated with Halloween, but deputies will not tolerate actions of those who compromise others' safety." — Sheriff Eric Watson

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