Children will be heading out into neighborhoods Tuesday evening to go trick-or-treating, and local law enforcement officials are urging people to show caution.

Children will be heading out into neighborhoods Tuesday evening to go trick-or-treating, and local law enforcement officials are urging people to show caution.

"It's a fun time if we're all a little more careful," said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

He asked that drivers slow down and be observant on the road Halloween night. He said there will be lots of children who will have candy on their minds and may not be looking for cars.

Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley suggested that drivers be watchful in places where cars are parked along the side of a street.

"Children have a tendency to come out between cars," he said.

According to AAA Kansas, children are four times more likely to be struck by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year.

Nicodemus said parents should accompany their children as they go trick-or-treating.

Law enforcement officials also recommend that children wear reflective materials or bright-colored clothing to make them easier to see at night. It also is a good idea to carry a flashlight or glow sticks.

Sherley also recommended that parents check their children's Halloween candy before it is eaten.

The city of Lansing has designated hours, between 6-9 p.m., for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said trick-or-treating probably will wrap up fairly early Tuesday night because children will have to go to school the next day.

Law enforcement officers will not be the only people on patrol Tuesday night.

Volunteer weather spotters for Leavenworth County Emergency Management will be visiting various locations in the county.

Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Emergency Management, said the volunteers help deter vandalism as they visit cemeteries, schools and other locations.

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