Ellisville Police Department encourages trick-or-treating safety

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ELLISVILLE, MO (KPLR)-  Halloween is Monday, and if you have children in your life, there's a good chance final preparations are underway. The Ellisville Police Department put out a Facebook video to remind people of safety concerns this Halloween.

Officers at the Ellisville Police Department can say Halloween is about fun and candy but you should also be safe as well.

Halloween doesn't have to be 'tricky'! Halloween is fun for people of all ages, but it's important that you and your children remain safe.

Make sure costumes are fire-resistant.

When it's time go out and collect candy, fasten reflective tape to kids' costumes and bags, so they can be seen by drivers after dark.

Children under the age of 12 should always be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Officers say stick to the sidewalks or paths and make sure keep an eye on traffic.

Try to go to homes in your neighborhood that you know  and only go to the homes that have porch lights on.