The Dunkirk Police Department has issued a list of safety reminders for this year's Halloween celebration.
"Halloween can be a very fun holiday for everyone, especially kids," Police Chief David Ortolano explained. "To make the holiday a treat instead of a trick, please follow these safety tips."
Trick or treating
"The city's Common Council has set trick or treating hours from 4 to 8 p.m. on Hal-loween. We urge everyone to please observe these guidelines," Ortolano said. "Hal-loween can be a lot of fun for kids and parents alike. Take a few extra minutes and remember the tricks and treats of playing it safe. A lot of safety rules that apply to Halloween are good rules to follow all the time.
"Our Neighborhood Watch groups will be out keeping an eye on their neighborhoods for criminal activity and reporting to the police department. Anyone who witnesses or suspects any criminal activity can dial 911 for emergencies."