Halloween Safety Tips To Keep Little Ghosts and Goblins Safe
By Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff's Office // October 30, 2013
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ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Halloween Safety Public Service Announcement for 2013.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — With Halloween just a few days away, we thought it was important that this weeks Crime Tip focused on Halloween safety.
As you are picking out costumes to wear and deciding where to go trick or treating with your family please read the following recommended tips to help keep your little ghosts and goblins safe.
Decorate your costumes and bags with reflective tape and stickers and light colors if possible.
Try not to use masks that can obstruct your child’s vision and always use non-toxic face paint.
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Use a Flashlight while Trick-or-Treating to help others see you and to see exactly where you are going.
When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
If your costume has accessories make sure they are short, soft and flexible.
Only stop at well lighted houses, not dark houses and never accept rides from strangers.
Do not approach vehicles unless you personally know them and then, only when they are parked in a safe area.
Have all candy inspected by a trusted adult before consuming it.
Only stop at well lighted houses, not dark houses and never accept rides from strangers. Have all candy inspected by a trusted adult before consuming it. – Wayne Ivey
These are just a few tips to keep you and your family safe during Halloween and please remember there are many Halloween events at Churches, Parks, & Community Centers for you and your family as a safe alternative.
As always please share our Crime Prevention tips and the below video link with your friends and family to help keep our community a safe place to call home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.
That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases.
Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.