Chief's Message

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Dear Neighbor,

It’s hard to believe October is here and Halloween is right around the corner.  Halloween is an exciting time for kids to dress up as their favorite superhero, princess, monster, or ghost and go door to door trick-or-treating throughout the neighborhood. 

To ensure your kids have a safe and fun Halloween, I would like to suggest a few important safety tips:

  • Wear reflective tape on costumes or treat bags for visibility.
  • Make sure the costume is easy to walk in.
  • Consider using face paint rather than a mask that will cover the eyes.
  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Always walk in groups or pairs.
  • Stop at well-lit homes in familiar neighborhoods.
  • NEVER enter anyone’s home to accept candy!
  • If it’s late and no more kids are about, do not answer your door to a random knock.
  • Be cautious of strangers.
  • A grown-up should inspect treats before eating.  When in doubt, throw it out!

I hope you have a Happy Halloween, and as always, I look forward to seeing you around town. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for important events and information.


Frank J. Kitzerow
Chief of Police