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Promoting community safety is always our number one goal, and nobody does it better than the Geneva Police and Fire departments. While fighting crime and putting out fires is important, community education is another key component to making sure our residents have a "safety-first" mentality.

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Sep 18

Geneva Police Share Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Posted on September 18, 2023 at 11:54 AM by Kevin Stahr

Halloween is around the corner, and we know your children will be excited to hit the candy trail.

The recommended trick-or-treating hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Geneva. The City also would like to share some additional Halloween safety tips:

  • If you are handing out candy please turn on your porch light; 
  • If you choose to not participate please turn your porch light off; 
  • Trick-or-treat with a group if possible;
  • Make sure trick-or-treaters have a clear field of vision;
  • Wear light-colored costumes or incorporate reflective tape into their costumes; 
  • Use caution when crossing streets and check all directions for cars; 
  • Do not enter into any homes;
  • Check all treats once you arrive back at home. Only eat unopened candy that is in its original packaging; and
  • Respect others and their property.

As a final reminder, Halloween is not a City of Geneva holiday. The City does not provide guidance regarding the cancellation of Halloween events due to weather.  While Halloween weather can be very unpredictable, the decision to trick-or-treat is left to the discretion of individual families.

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween. If you should have any questions, please contact the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736.  

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli

Police Chief