Melrose Police Department

Melrose Police Department Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176


Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Melrose Police Department Offers Halloween Safety Tips

MELROSE — With Halloween right around the corner, Police Chief Michael L. Lyle and the Melrose Police Department  wish to remind families of several important safety tips as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this year.

“We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween, and we encourage everyone read and follow these important guidelines,” Chief Lyle said.

Oct. 31 falls on a Tuesday this year and Melrose Police will be on patrol to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone out trick-or-treating.

There are no designated trick-or-treating hours in Melrose, but police recommend residents conclude festivities by 9 p.m. The Melrose Police also remind residents to use caution as they celebrate the weekend prior to Halloween, Oct. 27-29.

Peak trick-or-treat hours usually fall between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., and motorists should exercise extreme caution and look out for children crossing the road.

Children should:

Parents and guardians should:

Homeowners should:

Additionally, any suspicious person or vehicle should immediately be reported to the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212 or by dialing 911.