Halloween Safety

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell-

I love Halloween in Charlotte County. It’s fun to see the costumes and decorations, but it’s only fun when it’s done safely. With this in mind, I want to remind you all to be safe in whatever you choose to do to celebrate. Clearly, this Halloween is different than any other.

If you’re taking your kids trick-or-treating, please remember to keep the child(ren) in your sight at all times and wear reflective clothing or carry a light. Stay on the sidewalks whenever possible. Many costumes are dark-colored, which can make it very difficult for drivers to see them.

If you attend a party or social gathering, remember to designate a sober driver if you plan to drink. This is important for any time of year, but even more so when there are potentially hundreds of children out trick-or-treating.  Also keep in mind that there continues to be an increase in cases of COVID-19, so please take that into consideration.

Make sure that whatever you do, it is safe and it doesn’t create a problem. If you choose to engage in something illegal or dangerous, my deputies will be ringing your doorbell… and they won’t be looking for candy.

Remember to put those pictures of your kiddos in costume contest on our Facebook post (@CCSOFLSheriff) and – most importantly – Parents, don’t forget to “check your kids’ candy” thoroughly.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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