#childsafety | Long Branch 2019 Halloween Curfew, Safety Tips

LONG BRANCH, NJ — Some Halloween stories might keep you up at night, but Long Branch says you can’t spend those hours trick-or-treating.

Long Branch will enforce a mandatory Halloween curfew for anyone 17 and under. The curfew runs 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.

In that time, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Anyone found violating the curfew will be taken to police headquarters until a parent or guardian can pick them up.

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Police Chief Jason Roebuck provided these additional safety tips:

  • travel with a parent or group of friends while trick-or-treating
  • choose a costume that’s bright enough to be seen and fits well
  • make sure you can breathe clearly through masks
  • carry a flashlight or glow stick
  • never enter homes while trick-or-treating
  • cross at crosswalks and never approach cars
  • don’t eat candy until a parent checks it first

To report suspicious people or activities, call 732-222-1000. For emergencies, dial 911.

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