Sheriff’s Office Offers Halloween Safety Tips

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is reminding parents and youngsters of some tips to make their Halloween celebrations go smoothly and safely.

Lt. Mark Price with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office recommends that an adult accompany kids younger than 12 while trick-or-treating.

Kids over the age of 12 who are responsible enough to go on their own should stay in groups and follow an agreed-upon route.



Costumes should fit well and should be free of any vision or trip hazards.

Trick-or-treaters should be very careful while crossing roads and drivers need to watch out for them.

Children should be reminded to not eat any candy until it can be checked by an adult.

And parents are encouraged to check the Sex Offender Database to see what offenders might be living in the area.

Findlay’s Halloween Parade is Tuesday night at 7 and the city’s trick-or-treat is on Saturday, October 29th from 5 to 7.