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Posted on: October 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Tips and Times


The Jacksonville Police Department requests the cooperation of citizens and parents by limiting the hours of “Trick or Treat” from 5-8:30 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2019.   

The Department of Public Safety recommends the following Halloween safety precautions: 

  • Wear light-colored clothing - short enough to prevent tripping
  • Parents can add reflectors to costumes and clothing
  • Ensure that young children can see well through facemasks
  • Accompany young children on Halloween activities
  • Bring a flashlight or add reflective tape to costumes
  • Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know
  • Watch carefully for traffic
  • Only give or accept wrapped or packaged candy
  • Examine “treats” before allowing children to enjoy them
  • Golf carts are not allowed on City streets and sidewalks 
  • Motorists should be especially cautious to prevent any injury to those participating in “Trick or Treat”

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