Trick-or-treat safety tips

Renton Police Department shares tips on how to safely celebrate Halloween.

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:09am
  • News

Halloween is just around the corner. To celebrate the holiday safely, Renton Police Department is encouraging residents to follow these tips:

  1. Choose bright costumes,and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. Try adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags.
  2. Stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks.
  3. Drive slowly and anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  4. Trick-or-treat with trusted neighbors. Consider using the Nextdoor Treat Map ( to plan your route ahead of time to find the safest, most efficient route to the candy.
  5. Keep candy away from pets. All forms of chocolate-especially baking or dark chocolate can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats.
  6. Parents, check your child’s candy before they dig in. Make sure the treats are properly wrapped and not homemade.

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