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Glendale Police Dept. Reminds Public to Watch for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween!

Post Date:10/31/2019

With Halloween fast approaching, The Glendale Police Department is reminding parents to be prepared and keep a close watch on their children as they go through the neighborhood collecting candy and treats.

For parents and guardians, that means making sure children are visible to drivers. Adults should be using a designated sober driver when leaving a local bar, restaurant, or house party.

"Drivers should expect to see more people out walking than normal, even with Halloween falling on a Thursday this year” Sergeant Jeff Albrecht said. “Be patient and look for trick-or-treaters. We want everyone to have fun, but also be responsible and get home safely."

In an effort to keep trick-or-treaters and others in the Halloween spirit safe, The Glendale Police Department will have additional officers on patrol Halloween night looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Remember that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a “Do Not Operate Heavy Machinery” warning label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can impair.

The Glendale Police Department offers these tips for drivers and parents out with children trick-or-treating.

Click here to view or download the flyer

Media Contact: Sgt. Dan Suttles
Office: 818-548-3140 Cell: 818-484-1089 Email: dsuttles@glendaleca.gov