Halloween Safety Tips from the Knoxville Police Department

Knoxville (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department is offering up some tips for children to have a fun and safe Halloween.

*Clothing should be light-colored and short enough to prevent tripping and shoes should be comfortable and well fitted.

* Make sure your children can see well through facemasks.

* Try to trick-or-treat when it is still light outside. Carry a flashlight in case of delay.

* Stay within your neighborhood and only visit homes you know.

* A parent or an older brother or sister should accompany younger children.

* Children should not go into homes or apartments.

* Use sidewalks and obey traffic signals. Avoid walking in the street.

* Those who welcome visits should turn on their porch lights.

* Motorists should be alert for trick-or-treaters.

* Instruct children to accept only sealed treats and examine treats before allowing children to eat them.

* If you discover you have received treats that have been tampered with, try to determine where they came from and report the incident to the police.

* Parents should set up rules for children to follow and review them before the children are allowed to trick-or-treat.

The Department is again hosting their "Halloween in the City" to provide a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.

Halloween in the City is on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Safety City, off Concord Street between Kingston Pike and Sutherland Avenue.

They will have food, drinks, a costume contest, a magician, and much more.

For more information, you can call (865) 215-7103.

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