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10/26/2021 - 10/26/21-News Release; Halloween safety

Hamden Police - News Release

DATE: 10/26/21

CONTACT: Sean J. Dolan – Public Information Officer

PHONE: 203-230-4065

PIO #: 21-123

The Hamden Police Department would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our town residents a happy & safe Halloween. While everyone is out celebrating this upcoming weekend, we would like to remind families and their children of these important safety tips:

- Children should wear costumes and/or carry bags with reflective markings & reflective tape. Adults should also wear reflective clothing. Carry a flashlight or glow sticks for increased visibility.
- Children should be accompanied by an adult.
- Wear costumes that do not obstruct your vision.
- Be aware of your surroundings and utilize sidewalks if they are available.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look both ways before crossing the street.
- All treats should be thoroughly inspected before being consumed.
- Never enter a stranger’s home and never accept a ride from a stranger.
- Parents should be aware of the route that their children are taking.
- Drivers should drive slowly and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

Some additional Halloween COVID-19 safety tips to consider:

- Wear a cloth mask if possible. A costume mask is not a substitute.
- Avoid large gatherings if possible.
- Utilize hand sanitizer often. Use it after touching objects, including candy.
- Providers should distribute candy outdoors and avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters if feasible.

The Hamden Police Department will assign additional patrols throughout town to maintain an increased presence and to help ensure everyone’s safety. Happy Halloween!

Contact Us

  • (203)230-4000
  • 2900 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT
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