Keeping your family safe for Halloween

Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 19:08:29-04

TULSA- The costumes and candy are fun on Halloween, but safety should be at the top of your mind for trick-or-treaters.

Tulsa Police want you to know whose door your knocking on before you go.

"Still need to get a few decorations up but all the costumes are ready to go," said Brian Hall, a Tulsa resident and parent.

Hall and his family are just about ready for Halloween, but before they head out the door every year, there are a few rules.

"I think it’s always best to at least be there at the house with your child and going along with them and not letting them get to far ahead," Hall said.

Besides keeping an eye on kids trick-or-treating, knowing which houses and areas to avoid, like sex offender homes, are important.

"We’re able to go just in our neighborhood but then come back to the house," Hall said. "Overall, I’m not too directly concerned about the random sex offenders."

But for parents who would like to know, the Tulsa Police Department has a website where you can type in a particular address.

"You can see any kind of offender, including sex offenders that might live in your neighborhood, live in your area, anything you might be close to," said Officer Danny Bean.

Bean said Halloween is usually a pretty calm night but parents should still exercise caution.

"If they’re old enough to have some sort of cell phone, make sure they have it on them.

A few other safety tips to keep in mind: only eat candy wrapped in original packaging and make kids look right or left before crossing the street.

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