MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Halloween is Saturday, and the Midland Police Department is providing important tips for parents and trick-or-treaters.
Halloween entails a busy night for M.P.D., so they have released some reminders on how how the community can help.
Police urge children not to go into strangers' houses while trick-or-treating. Parents should not let their trick-or-treaters out of their sight.
It's also important that children know to look both ways before crossing a street. Kids have a higher risk of being injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Also, flashlights or reflectors will make them more visible at night.
Opened or unwrapped candy should be tossed out faster than last year's costume. Parents need to keep an eye on the goodies given to their little goblins and ghouls.
Parents who have trick-or-treaters old enough to go alone should know what route they will take and set a curfew.
It is always a good idea to go trick-or-treating in groups.
Lastly, citizens who want to find homes that are passing out candy in their neighborhoods can log on to nextdoor.com and select the "Treat Map" in the upper right hand corner after signing into their account.