Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has released several tips for Halloween safety this weekend, and Mayor Lovely Warren will reportedly participate in a Halloween Dance Challenge Event Oct. 31, at Liberty Pole Way, in an effort to promote October’s Crime Prevention Month.
“Each year, children and families in Monroe County look forward to celebrating Halloween, and it is our responsibility to help ensure their safety while they do,” Brooks stated.
Brooks said Monroe County probation officers will ramp up efforts to monitor sex offenders for the holiday, and also offered the following tips for parents and caregivers on Halloween night:
- Have your child carry a flashlight and wear well-fitting shoes;
- Plan out a route in advance;
- Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods or areas;
- Only trick-or-treat at houses that are lit;
- and Keep track of time and do not trick-or-treat after 9 p.m.
Additionally, according to reports, Mayor Warren will participate in a flash mob, in order to promote Halloween safety, in downtown Rochester Saturday.
The event will begin at noon, and a safe trick-or-treating event for families and children called “The Halloween Shutdown,” will follow the event, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 3 Fourth St.
Tickets are $10, and will be available at the Liberty Pole event.
Watch Mayor Warren perform the dance for the flash mob event below: