New Hope Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips for Families
As Halloween night approaches, children across the northwest metro are gearing up for an evening of trick-or-treating adventures.
While the excitement is building, it’s important to ensure safety is a top priority.
New Hope Police Officer Brad Kallio shares some practical advice for both trick-or-treaters and those taking to the roads on this busy night.
“On Halloween, kids are going to be out and about, they’re going to be distracted, they’re going to be excited, and their attention levels go down,” stated Kallio. “So we’re asking motorists to slow down, especially in residential areas, and keep an eye out for the kids.”
Kallio also advises that children refrain from sampling their candy while going door to door.
“Wait until they get home to eat it,” he states, “just so parents can get a second pair of eyes on it and know what to look for, like off-packaging or tampered-with packaging. Make sure that anything homemade they possibly bring home is from a source they trust.”
For those looking to explore beyond their neighborhoods, New Hope’s West Metro Fire-Rescue Stations offer a safe and enjoyable alternative.
They are hosting a “Truck or Treat” event, where firefighters will be handing out candy and hosting fun activities for the kids.
To stay updated on all of New Hope’s Halloween events, residents can visit the city’s website.