While they typically don’t have too many problems on Halloween, local law enforcement officers still urge people to use caution when they’re out Wednesday night.
Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department, said drivers should slow down and let trick-or-treaters have the right of way.
And he said drivers in Leavenworth usually are more vigilant on Halloween night.
“They understand there’s kids out there,” he said.
Nicodemus said the Leavenworth Police Department will have their normal full complement of officers on duty Wednesday night.
“We will be in the neighborhoods,” he said.
Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said officers in his city also will be patrolling in residential areas.
The city of Lansing has designated hours for trick-or-treating, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Wayman said the Lansing Police Department hasn’t had many problems on Halloween in recent years.
“We’ve been pretty luck the last couple years,” he said.
Nicodemus also said things have been “relatively uneventful” the last couple of years in Leavenworth.
Wayman suggested that children have reflective material on their costumes or carry flashlights as they head out Wednesday evening.
Nicodemus also stressed the importance that trick-or-treaters be visible to drivers.
He recommended that parents accompany their children as they go trick-or-treating.
He also recommended that parents inspect the candy their children receive. He said children shouldn’t eat anything that looks suspicious. He recommended discarding anything that appears to have been unwrapped or has broken seals. He also suggested discarding homemade treats.