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Florham Park Police Department
Friday October 30th, 2009 :: 09:25 a.m. EDT


Halloween is tomorrow. Drive safely and watch out for children suddenly crossing the street. FPPD.


*Instruct your children never to enter the home of a stranger.

*Do not allow your children to go out alone.

*Instruct your children to stay in their own neighborhood and trick or treat at homes that have porch lights on.

*Children should wear costumes made of light colored material. If the costume is made of dark material, attach reflective tape to the costume to increase nighttime visibility.

*Children and adults should carry a flashlight so that motorists can see them.

*Children should walk on the sidewalks, not on the street.

*Masks can restrict vision. If your child wears a mask, make sure he or she removes it before crossing the street.

*Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours.

*Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.

*Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.

*All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.

*Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.

*Children should never accept rides from strangers.

*Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.

*Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.

*Instruct children not to stray from their group.

*A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!! FPPD

Florham Park Police Department
111 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 973-377-2200

Robert Treiber
Support Services Division

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