- Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame-retardant. Also, children should not wear long, baggy or loose costumes or oversized shoes to prevent tripping.
- Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.
- Don’t wear floppy hats or wigs that slide over the eyes.
- Stay away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
- Children should stay within familiar areas and surroundings. Parents should establish a route for children.
- Children should use flashlights and stay on sidewalks.
- Children should cross the street at corners / crosswalks and not between parked cars. Motorists should drive slowly and watch carefully for children
- A curfew for minors will be in effect and a parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18.
- Use face paint (non-toxic, hypoallergenic) and avoid masks, especially if the eye-holes obstruct the child’s vision.
- Avoid toy weapons. If desired, use costume knives and swords that are flexible, not rigid.
- Everyone is asked to turn on his porch light from dusk until dawn.
- Adopt a vacant house in your neighborhood.
The Detroit Police Department also reminds everyone that is unlawful for a minor under eighteen years of age to be on any public street, sidewalk, alley, park, playground, vacant lot, or any other unsupervised outdoor public place on Saturday, October 29 from 6 p.m. through Sunday, October 30 at 6 a.m. and from Sunday, October 30 from 6 p.m. through Monday, October 31 from 6 a.m.
Normal curfew hours will be in effect for Monday, October 31 after 6 a.m. The regular curfew will resume on Monday, October 31. Youth 15 and under should be off city streets from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Youth, ages 16 and 17, should be off city streets from 9 p.m. on until 6 a.m.
All curfew offenders will be issued a civil infraction and parent/guardian may be issued a “Parental Responsibility” citation, which will require a court hearing. The presiding judge/magistrate will determine the fine for the violations which may range from $50 to $500.