(Photos Courtesy of Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller)
Police in Hammond are offering some tips to keep your children safe this Halloween. Police Chief Brian Miller says children should always trick or treat in groups and that it is mandatory young children have an adult with them. Chief Miller says never go up to a house that is not lit up and to stay in neighborhoods that are familiar. As for checking candy, Chief Miller says in his 22 years of law enforcement, he has never investigated a case of candy tampering, but it never hurts to check. Children should also be highly-visible, especially in low-light conditions, and reminds parents you can add reflective strips to back of any child's costume or bags as an extra safety measure. Chief Miller says extra patrols will be on duty and the city's streets and sanitation workers will be traveling Hammond with their emergency lights on. Trick or Treat hours in Hammond are from 5 to 7pm.