Trick-or-treat hours, safety tips for Halloween

Trick-or-treaters walk down the street Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Trick-or-treat hours for Halloween have been released, and The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is providing safety tips.

Officers will have extra patrols and officers in neighborhoods during trick-or-treat hours.

Anderson: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Avon: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Beech Grove: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bloomington: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Carmel: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Columbus: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Crawfordsville: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Danville: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fortville: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Franklin: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Greenfield: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Greenwood: 6 p..m – 8:30 p.m.
Lawrence: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Marion: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Southeast District, 1150 Shelby St., 4 – 7 p.m.
  • North District, 3120 E. 30th St., 4 – 7 p.m.
  • East District, 201 N. Shadeland Ave., 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Southwest District, 551 King Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.

McCordsville: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Noblesville: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Plainfield: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tipton: 5 p.m.. – 8 p.m.
Westfield: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Zionsville: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In addition, please consider the following safety tips during this year’s Halloween festivities:

  • Wear light-colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape
  • Wear fire-resistant costumes
  • Make sure children can see well through face masks
  • Don’t wear masks or disguises into businesses
  • Adults should accompany young children and children with special needs
  • Go out in daylight hours if possible or carry a flashlight if you’ll be out after dark
  • Motorists are reminded to slow down and be aware of their surroundings
  • Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats
  • Examine all treats before allowing children to eat them. If you find a suspicious item, contact police as soon as possible at 317-327-3811; if injury is involved, dial 911
  • Avoid props such as toy guns, which can look real
  • Consider block parties instead of trick-or-treating
  • Don’t fire guns – it’s illegal and – what goes up, must come down
  • Check the weather and have appropriate dress under costumes in the event of cold temperatures