Make sure your children know how to call 911 or SFPD Dispatch’s direct line (415-553-8090) if they have an emergency or get lost.
Always accompany younger children trick-or-treating.
For older children going out without adults, plan and review an acceptable route and agree on a return time when they should be home.
Only go to homes with a porch light on and never into a home or car for a treat.
Visibility is key! Consider attaching reflective tape, glow sticks, or battery-operated twinkle lights to costumes.
Walk in well-lit, well-traveled areas, in a group if possible.
If you are passing out candy keep your home safe for visiting trick-or-treaters by clearing porches, yards and walkways of any trip hazards. Keep pets restrained for safety (and to not scare little ones!).
Advise your children to not eat their candy until you have checked it.
Any candy not in its original wrapper or that appears to have been opened should be thrown out immediately.
9-1-1 for an emergency happening now. SFPD Dispatch 415-553-8090 to make a report.