Frankfort, Ind. – With Frankfort’s official Halloween trick-or-treat hours set for 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 31, police are offering safety tips for trick-or-treaters that night.
According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, ghosts, witches, super heroes and goblins of all ages are encouraged to take the following precautions to help ensure a safe evening: choose a well-lit path of travel, only visit homes of those you know and who have porch lights on and travel in groups of four or five.
“We also encourage everyone to wear reflective clothing and make sure costumes are fire resistant. Always walk – don’t run – and look both ways when crossing the street.
“While we always encourage motorists to be aware of their surroundings, on Halloween in particular, we ask drivers to pay extra attention for youngsters crossing the street or darting out between cars. This is an evening with a great deal of extra foot traffic happening and we want everyone – in and out of costumes – to remain safe,” Bacon said.
During trick-or-treat hours, Frankfort police officers and firefighters will be handing out candy at the Police Department (201 West Washington Street) and at each of the City’s three fire stations (headquarters: 257 South Clay Street, Engine Company #2: 508 North Main Street and Engine Company #3: 1400 West Barner Street).