IMPD releases trick-or-treat hours, safety tips for Halloween

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

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released the trick-or-treat hours for Halloween in Indianapolis, as well as safety tips.

The trick-or-treat hours will be Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. IMPD will have extra patrols and officers in neighborhoods during the trick-or-treat hours.

If you are interested in receiving treats from your neighborhood police officers, IMPD has the following locations available for trick-or-treaters:

  • 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.

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