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Trick-or-treating Safety

LAWTON, Okla.­_ Halloween is just a few days away and before trick-or-treaters hit the streets in full costume in search of candy, it's important to know how to remain safe during the busy night.

Law enforcement here is urging parents to carry some kind of light source and to always keep eyes on their children, and for drivers' to be mindful of people on the streets.

"In this day and age I do have concern," says Choosey Gilliand. "That's why no matter what they are, I try to be with them."

And that's one of Captain Troy Morris's top safety tips this Halloween season. He says parents should be accompanying their children on Halloween night and stresses the importance of going out in groups and making sure all of your family and friends stay together.

 "Count the numbers that are going to be in your group," Morris said. "If you have a group of friends that you are going trick or treating with, count those on each block and make sure the same number of kids are in that group." 

Morris also suggests wearing bright colored or reflective costumes to ensure kids are visible to drivers.

 "We would ask motorists to make sure they're looking for children that may not be groups or may be wearing dark colors, because not everyone out there is going to have reflective vests on," he said.

If problems do arise, don't hesitate to bring it to police attention.

Here are some other safety tips:

-         Take a cell phone in case of emergency

-         Make sure props, such as knives and swords, have plastic rounded edges

-         Never enter unknown home or vehicle

He also says to check online for registered sex offenders in your area. You can find a complete list of offenders in your area online at www.fbi.gov.

Trick-or-treating will be held in Lawton Halloween night from 6-8 p.m.

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