South Portland police promote Halloween safety | News
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland Police held an open house on Saturday to encourage parents and kids to stay safe while trick-or-treating.
Police talked about walking with a parent, not walking in the street, holding hands, and wearing a reflective outfit.
Police also handed out blue blinking lights, and reflective candy bags so kids can stay visible at night.
"They bring awareness to slowing down and making sure that you're aware that the kids are out there trick-or-treating," said Brian Locke, who brought his kids to the open house.
"We're always reinforcing what parents are telling them, and we know that kids get kind of crazy at Halloween and they want to run off all by themselves and so it's really important to hear from police officers and parents, so it's just reinforcing those safety messages," said Officer Linda Barker, who organized the event, along with the Volunteers in Police Service.
More than 275 kids attended the open house.