A Halloween Message from the Boston Police Department

As Halloween approaches, students are expected to celebrate responsibly and keep the following in mind: Do not consume or purchase alcoholic beverages unless you are of legal age. Be aware of your surroundings and if possible do not walk alone at night. Keep all electronic devices out of sight. Do not walk/talk/text especially late at night. Be sure clothing/costumes are bright, reflective and flame retardant. Purchase costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists. For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in a car's headlights. To easily see and be seen, you should also carry flashlights. Do not cross the street from between parked cars Apply a natural mask of cosmetics rather than wearing a loose-fitting mask that might restrict breathing or obscure vision. If a mask is used, however, make sure it fits securely and has eyeholes large enough to allow full vision. Do not carry toy guns or items others may think could be weapons. If you see something, say something! Call for help if a situation seems questionable or if someone's safety is at risk. By taking action you might prevent a crime from being committed. Call Boston Police at 911 from a landline or 617-343-4911 from your cell phone. Keep noise to a minimum including music and large gatherings both in your residences and out on the street. Be a respectful neighbor! Extra patrols will be out in all Boston neighborhoods to ensure the safety of all. Superintendent William B. Evans, Chief, Bureau of Field Services