BCSO Marine Unit at the Chico Parade of Lights
We want everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween! Here are some safety tips to start thinking about:
Costumes should fit well to avoid tripping hazards.
Masks should not block vision.
Add something reflective to your costume and use glow sticks or flashlights to improve visibility.
Trick or Treating:
Adults should always accompany young children while trick or treating.
Older children should stay in groups, there is safety in numbers.
Stay in areas with good lighting, and walk on the sidewalk.
Plan a trick or treating route in advance.
Older kids should always let parents know where they will be.
Set a time for older kids to return home.
Never go inside the home of someone you don’t know.
Watch out for cars, and always look both ways before crossing the street.
Only approach homes with a porch light on.
Have an adult examine all the treats for choking hazards or tampering before eating them.
Happy Halloween from Butte County Sheriff’s Office!
New Mass Public
County Sheriff's Office,
through a cooperative agreement with several local municipalities, has entered
into a contract for a new Emergency Mass Notification System. This will allow
local agencies to send out emergency notifications to a large audience in a
very short time frame. The system is now online and the citizens of Butte
County are encouraged to sign up for notifications on the self-registration
portal. The web portal
allows users to add email addresses, cellular numbers and land line phone
numbers and attach those numbers and email addresses to their home on a map.
While the majority of traditional land line phone numbers are shared with Law
Enforcement for emergency usage, cellular phone numbers and Voice over Internet
Protocol (VOIP) phone numbers are not currently shared.