The Coventry Police Department would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween. We will have extra staff on duty patrolling neighborhoods during the times children are out trick-or treating. Please remember the following safety tips: TIPS FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS -Carry a flashlight or glow-stick with you for visibility. -Always stay in a group with an adult. -Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the grass away from the street. -Look both ways before crossing the street and if you are wearing a mask, take it off. -Wait until an adult can check your candy before you eat any of it. TIPS FOR PARENTS -Plan costumes that are bright and reflective! Consider adding more reflective tape to costumes + trick or treat bags. Always carry flashlights or glowsticks. -Masks can limit or block eyesight, consider makeup or cut the mask eyeholes bigger so children can see. Remind children to remove their masks to cross the street! -Clear hazards from your property. Remove obstacles such as flower pots and garden hoses so children won’t trip on them rushing from house to house. -Remind your children not to eat the candy until an adult has checked their treats! TIPS FOR MOTORISTS -Drive slowly and cautiously through your neighborhoods. Remember children may not look before crossing the street. -Use extreme caution entering and leaving driveway. Make sure you check for children who may be entering or exiting your driveway. Please report any suspicious activity immediately to the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331. As always, in an emergency call 911. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!