It’s one of the most fun days of the year for local youths. And the Woburn Police Department wants to make sure it’s one of the safest as well.
With Halloween arriving on Thursday, police are offering tips to residents to assure safety for children while they are out Trick or Treating.
Woburn Police Detective Ralph Coakley said following several common sense items will assure young residents will remain safe on Halloween.
First, Coakley said Trick or Treaters should be certain to carry a flashlight or glow stick while going door to door to make sure they are visible to motorists.
Coakley added that adults should accompany the majority of children on Thursday night. But if young teens are going out alone they should be certain to inform their parents of their route, and should bring a cell phone for emergency purposes.
There are no specific times set for Trick or Treating in Woburn. But Coakley said the general rule of thumb remains that if a house does not have its lights on, children should not approach the property.
To assure that candy is safe, Coakley said children should not eat anything until they return home and have it inspected by their parents.
Woburn Police will dispatch additional patrols throughout Halloween night, according to Coakley, including bicycle officers to assure a safe night of Trick or Treating for all residents.