UPDATED: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:46am
COLLEGE STATION, Tx (KYLE) — Halloween is a night full of treats but College Station Police say if you aren't careful it can be a night full of tricks instead.
"The vast majority of people are good, hardworking, law-abiding people but there are those, a small percentage, that would seek to do harm," said Lt. Chuck Fleeger.
So before you let your werewolves or witches go door-to-door Thursday night, Lt. Fleeger says it's important to talk to your kids about safety and set some guidelines.
"We want to make sure that they move in groups, that they stay with adults, and even in their excitement remember it's very important to walk not run, to cross at intersections or cross walks and to make sure children don't come out between parked vehicles."
While fortunately there haven't been any local reports of serious injury on Halloween, according to a newly released study by State Farm; Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrian accidents so Lt. Fleeger has a warning for drivers too.
"This night, above all others, there's going to be a lot more pedestrian traffic in the residential neighborhoods so understand that the kids are not probably looking out for you so you need to be watching for them."
Another thing to think about... sex offenders.
Lt. Fleeger says you can look up where registered sex offenders live online.
And if you decide to let the kids venture out alone, there's always an app for that to help track their whereabouts to ensure happy and safe hauntings.