Gulfport Police Department offers safety tips for trick-or-treating for Halloween this weekend

Halloween is only days away and it’s important to have fun, but also exercise caution while out trick-or-treating.

According to more than twice as many children are killed in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. as compared to the same hours on other days throughout the year.

Gulfport Police shared some tips to make sure all the little monsters are safe this Halloween.

Sgt. Jason Ducre with the Gulfport Police Department said, “First off make sure you have a plan. The second one is to make sure that you utilize sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks make sure you walk toward traffic. The third one is going to be make sure you walk little kids up to the houses, actually to the door, and the fourth one is check candy. If you are driving on Halloween night make sure you are extra vigilant, make sure you are paying attention because there will be kids going on candy hunts.”

If you see anything suspicious while out trick-or-treating, walk the opposite direction, and call the police.

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