With Halloween fast approaching we’re urging people to follow some useful safety tips when heading out trick or treating.
Our officers will be working throughout the Halloween and Bonfire Night period to help discourage anti-social behaviour and ensure those people who want to take part in the festivities can do safely.
Dedicated high visibility police patrols will be deployed to deter anti-social behaviour, engage with communities and visit areas which have seen issues in previous years.
A plethora of advice is available on our website for anyone planning an evening of fun alongside a ‘No trick or treat’ poster that can be downloaded and used by people who don’t want to take part in Halloween.
Prevention Manager Laura Jones, said: “Halloween is an enjoyable time of year for many people and we want everyone who celebrates it to have great time, safely. Remember that not everyone wants to get involved and what might seem like harmless fun or harmless tricks can be quite worrying to those who do not enjoy the Halloween time. Stick within the spirit of keeping it fun, and respectful to all – Northamptonshire Police will be working to prevent ASB and provide reassurance to communities during this time.
Lots of advice is available at Northants.Police.uk that can be shared with parents, guardians and children about how to have an enjoyable and safe time.
Laura added: “Please take the time to talk with children about good trick or treat behaviour and how to stay safe and explain that the ‘No trick or treat’ posters mean you shouldn’t knock at that house. Do take a few minutes to have a read of the Halloween newsletter and the other advice.”