2014 Michigan City Trick or Treat Tips

michigan-city-policeMayor Ron Meer and Chief Mark Swistek are happy to announce Trick or Treat in Michigan City will be Friday, October 31st, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Trick-or-Treating Tips
Plan your route ahead of time.
Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods.
Carry a flashlight with fresh batteries after dark.
Always trick or treat in groups, accompanied by an adult.
Follow the correct hours of treating
Respect people who do not want to participate
Stay on the sidewalks and out of the streets. Cross only at intersections and designated crosswalks.
Walk. No running.
Don't trample through flower beds and gardens.
Watch out for open flames in pumpkins.
Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings.
Only visit well lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses.
Don't enter any houses unless you know the people.
Carry a spare Halloween bag, in case yours breaks or you fill your original one.
Don't approach unfamiliar pets and animals.
Don't cut across yards and stay out of backyards.
Follow traffic signals and don't jaywalk.
Always watch for cars backing up or turning.
Review the "stop, drop and roll" procedure in case your costume catches on fire.
Never accept rides from strangers.
Respect other people and their property.
Be polite and say "thank you."
Don't eat any candy until it's inspected by your parents
Avoid candy that has loose wrappings, is unwrapped, has puncture holes, or is homemade.

Don't carry fake swords, guns, knives or similar accessories that look authentic. Make sure they're flexible and cannot harm anyone.

Report any suspicious or criminal activity to an adult or the police