From Bossier City Police:
Halloween will be observed in Bossier City on the designated calendar date of Sunday, October 31. Police Chief Shane McWilliams is urging motorists to be especially mindful of pedestrians that evening and limit their driving on residential streets if at all possible. Trick-or-Treaters are also advised to end their door-to-door visits by 8 p.m. that night as a courtesy to residents.
Police will focus patrols in neighborhoods on Halloween night for the safety of children and adults alike. The department also strongly encourages parents to take advantage of organized, supervised Halloween events.
Additionally, the Bossier City Police Department is offering the following safety tips to parents whose children will be out trick-or-treating:
• Never allow children to trick-or-treat without responsible adult supervision.
• Always stay in groups.
• Keep costumes simple. Avoid long, fancy costumes that may cause children to trip and fall.
• Use sidewalks and stay out of the street whenever possible.
• Wear reflective clothing or bright costumes.
• Trick-or-treat only in familiar neighborhoods.
• Don’t allow children to eat treats until a responsible grownup examines them first.
• Call police if any suspicious activity occurs, or if candy is suspected to be tainted.
• Residents are urged to hand out only manufactured, sealed candy.