Each year, during the weeks preceding Halloween, the officers of the Buckhannon Police Department visit the local preschools and elementary schools to inform children about Halloween safety. Approximately 600 children are informed how to remain safe during the Halloween festivities. A presentation known as the “Halloween Safety Neighborhood” is shown to provide a visual aid for the children. During this display, Buckhannon’s very own Halloween safety super hero makes a special appearance to stress the importance of Halloween safety, road safety and stranger danger. In addition to these safety tips, each child is the recipient of a reflective trick-or-treat bag containing a Halloween safety coloring book, crayons, a list of safety tips and other information to encourage safety.
Trunk or Treat: Just prior to Halloween, the Buckhannon Polcie Department holds their annual "Trunk or Treat" event at the Buckhannon Public Safety Complex. This event provides a safe environment for children to trick or treat with their families, and also allows families to interact with the local agencies participating in the event.
Listed below are more Halloween safety tips to help keep children safe:
Go trick-or-treating with a grown-up
Visit only those people who you know
Make sure your costume lets you see and hear perfectly
Carry a flashlight
Make sure your costume fits. It is easy to trip on costumes that are too large
Make yourself visible to cars by wearing brightly colored clothing
Have either your parents or a trusted adult check your treats before enjoying them