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FISHERS — The Fishers Police Department is offering some advice on how to stay safe this Halloween.

Police Chief Ed Gebhart has a list of tips for trick-or-treaters and their families.  It advises:

1. Give and accept pre-packaged candy only.  Homemade treats should not be handed out or consumed.

2. Only go to houses that you know the owner.

3. Have children bring treats home for adult inspection before they are eaten.

4. A parent or adult should accompany children when they are trick-or-treating.

5. Carry a flashlight.

6. Stay within your neighborhood; only visit homes where the porch lights are on, indicating a home that is handing out treats.

7. Choose costumes that are flame retardant.

8. Wear light-colored clothing, short enough to prevent tripping.  Add reflective tape to dark colored costumes.

9. Watch for vehicle traffic and use caution when crossing the street.

Trick-or-Treating hours for Fishers will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween.  Police will be patrolling throughout the night, but they are encouraging you to call 911 if you see anything suspicious.

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