The New Haven Police Department is just one of several police departments making sure everyone stays safe this Halloween night.
In New Haven, there will be additional patrols in residential neighborhoods during the Trick or Treating hours. There will be both uniformed officers and plain-clothed officers and detectives in these patrols.
Police said people should walk safely, trick or treat with an adult, keep costumes creative yet safe, know who's at the door and drive extra safely.
"This is a children's fun holiday and if there are older teens or adults wearing a mask, well then use your discretion, you don't need to open your door for people," New Haven Police Officer David Hartman said.
Police offered the following tips for Halloween night:
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