Halloween Safety Tips with Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero

Halloween falls in the middle of the week this year, with school following the next day, which means you won't want the little ones out too late Trick-or-Treating. Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says that they keep this in mind, which means that some Halloween activities will take place earlier in the evening. But officers will still be keeping an eye out for trouble.

Povero has some suggestions on keeping your kids safe this Halloween.

He also advises checking your child's Halloween candy before consumption and stay in well-lit areas. Povero says that although they haven't received a lot of calls about tainted candy and treats, they do have a hotline.

The Hotline number for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is 1-800-433-1200, or call the sheriff's office if you suspect your child's candy has been tampered with. Don't let your child eat any candy until they get home, inspect every piece, and throw out any candy that isn't factory wrapped, unless you know the giver well.

Also, Povero says that while they haven't seen too many cases of vandalism in year's past, they still want maintain a presence.

Povero suggests taking kids to places your are familiar with, so you don't have to worry about tainted treats.


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