Michael J. d’Entremont
Chief of Police
600 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Dedham Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Families
DEDHAM — Police Chief Michael J. d’Entremont and the Dedham Police Department want everyone to have a safe, enjoyable, and delicious Halloween this year! The department offers the follow tips for trick-or-treaters and their parents/guardians:
- Use costumes, beards, wigs that are flame resistant.
- Do not use masks that cover eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wear bright clothing, use reflective tape or flashing light clip.
- Children should use the sidewalk whenever possible.
- Small children should always go with an adult.
- Trick or Treat at homes you are familiar with.
- Children should never go inside of the house.
- An adult should check all treats before eating.
For parents and adults: Drive carefully if you are transporting your children from house to house. Watch for children darting out from between cars. Be sure safety belts are fastened at all times. Have children get out of the car on the curbside, away from traffic.
There are no designated trick-or-treat hours in Dedham. The Police Department just urges parents/guardians to follow the posted safety tips and be aware of their surroundings and the weather.
Dedham also has three fun Halloween events occurring on Oct. 25:
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Third Annual Legacy Place Trick or Treat & Boo Bash
- 3-5:30 p.m. — Dedham Square Trunk or Treat, at the Town Hall Parking Lot
- 3-6 p.m.– Manor Neighborhood Halloween Block Party