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.
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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