Sheriff urges parents to plan "safe route" for trick or treaters - KOAM TV 7

Sheriff urges parents to plan "safe route" for trick or treaters


 Local sheriff's departments want kids safe on the roads this Halloween. And parents can help by doing a little homework about where they go looking for candy treats. 
   While the holiday is fun for kids, officials say  parents  should make sure kids are not walking  alone and don't visit what could be a dangerous house.  
     Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves says parents should  map out a route, and be familiar with the residents at the homes where kids stop and check to see if anyone is a registered sex offender.
He says, "If they do the traditional trick or treating door to door, we want to remind parents to know the area that they're trick or treating in. Know the people whose doors they  are knocking on. And we like to remind them to look at the registration page before going out on Halloween."
   The sheriff says homes with registered offenders should be avoided.  Another tip officials share is if your child's wearing a dark colored costume, always add  reflective tape on one visible part of the body. That way cars and oncoming traffic can see them.

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