PCSO 3rd Annual Safe Streets & Sweets Event

PCSO hosts 3 rd Annual Safe Streets/Safe Sweets

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – On October 31st, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Safe Streets/Safe Sweets event to promote safety for children of all ages as they celebrate Halloween! Parents and children are invited to bring their trick or treat candy to the Justice Center, located at 421 E. Spring Street, Cookeville, TN, between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. for scanning through the metal detectors. A Deputy from the Sheriff’s K-9 Division will be on-hand with a K-9 Deputy to greet families, and there will, of course, be trick-or- treat candy available as well.

“We want to encourage everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween,” said Sheriff Eddie Farris. “We will be working closely with local police departments to ensure heightened coverage throughout the County that night.”

Halloween is a fun time of year for children, but it can often be a source of stress for parents where safety is concerned. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recommends that parents review Halloween Safety with their children.

Here are just a few tips from the National Safety Council:
1. Instruct your children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or- treating alone.
2. Teach your children to never enter a stranger’s home.
3. Give your children flashlights with fresh batteries to help them see and for others to see them.
4. Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before anything is eaten (or bring their candy to the
courthouse for scanning by our Deputies)
5. And, remember, ‘When in doubt, throw it out!’

For a complete list of Halloween Safety Tips, please go to:
http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/halloween- safety.aspx