Today, the City of Indianapolis announced trick-or-treat hours for Halloween and offered up tips to help trick-or-treaters stay safe.
Trick-or-treat hours in Indianapolis will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) will have extra patrols and enforcement in neighborhoods during these times to protect the safety of residents during Halloween festivities.
If you are joining in this year’s trick-or-treating fun, please consider the following safety tips:
Wear light-colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape
Wear fire-resistant costumes
Make sure children can see well through face masks
Don’t wear masks or disguises into businesses
Adults should accompany young children and children with special needs
Go out in daylight hours if possible or carry a flashlight if you’ll be out after dark
Motorists are reminded to slow down and be aware of their surroundings
Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats
Examine all treats before allowing children to eat them. If you find a suspicious item, contact police as soon as possible at 327-3811; if an injury is involved, dial 911
Avoid props such as toy guns, which can look real
Consider block parties instead of trick-or-treating
Don’t fire guns – not only is this illegal but what goes up, must come down
Check the weather and have appropriate dress under costumes in the event of cold temperature