Police Chief's Corner - Newsletter October 2019

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Bunnell Police Department supports the fight against breast cancer that is the second leading cause of death among women, but can effect men as well and is committed to raising awareness about breast cancer and impact it has on our love ones, friends, colleagues and community members.

Halloween Safety Tips From the Bunnell Police Department

It's the spookiest time of the year. Costumes, candy, and tricks are a great deal of fun, but there are some safety considerations to keep in mind.

  • Make sure all costumes, wigs, and accessories are fire-resistant.
  • When out after dark, make sure children (and parents) are visible to vehicles by having reflective tape on bags or costumes or by using glow sticks.
  • On Halloween night, motorists should be extra aware of potential pedestrians crossing, or walking in the street.

Other Tips:
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating. Make sure you’re walking and not running from house to house.
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks.
Lower your risk of eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks. If not possible, walk along the far edge of the road facing traffic.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame resistant costumes.