BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Police Department will additional resources to the streets this year to ensure that everyone has a fun, and safe, Halloween, Police Chief Robert Geisler has announced.

Included in the effort will be an increased presence of law enforcement officers in high volume pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas, such as transit hubs, shopping districts, and around the City of Bayonne’s Annual Halloween Parade, scheduled for October 31st at 5:30pm. The parade will take place on Broadway between 22nd and 25th Streets.

Geisler also offered the following safety tips to trick-or-treaters and their families:

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Trick or Treat in familiar neighborhoods

Utilize a flashlight if out after dark

Stay on the sidewalks

Cross only at the corners, within the crosswalks and with the traffic signal

Do not enter the roadway from in between parked vehicles

Do not cross the street while texting or reading a cellphone

Watch your step if wearing loose or baggy costumes

Have an adult inspect all candy prior to consuming it.

Leave outdoor lights on so that stairs and walks are visible

Remove any debris from stairs and walks

Keep pets away from the door when Trick or Treaters arrive

If driving, be aware that children may run into the street so drive slowly

Hold young children’s hands while crossing the street.

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