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Halloween Safety Reminders from Sheriff Groves


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Kids are starting to get excited for upcoming Halloween activities, which makes this a great time for parents to start making plans on how to make sure it's a fun and safe time for area children.  Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves encourages parents to:

  • Consider attending an organized community "safe walk" or "trunk-or-treat" rather than going door to door
  • If your children do door to door trick-or-treating, a responsible adult should accompany them
  • Make sure children only go to homes approved by their parents
  • Have trick-or-treaters wear reflective clothing or carry a light / glow stick to increase them being seen in the dark
  • Ensure costumes fit well and do not obstruct visibility or cause them to trip
  • Teach children not to go into homes without parental permission and only approach homes which are well-lit
  • Make sure children know their address and parents phone number, in case they get separated
  • Make sure children walk on the sidewalks and not on the roadway

In addition to following these safety reminders, I really urge parents to go to our agency website, and check for any publicly registered offenders within a two-mile radius of their home or where they plan to be trick-or-treating," concluded Sheriff Groves.

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