As half-term comes to a close and Halloween approaches officers across the county are out in communities to ensure everyone enjoys the night safely.
While the majority of people set out to enjoy Halloween, sadly there can be a rise in anti-social behaviour nationally in the days around it.
When it comes to enjoying the night safely police have created a list of 'dos' and 'don't'.
Take extra care crossing roads – more accidents occur in the dark
Go with a responsible adult – they can help, in case there are any problems
Dress to be seen – wear light or reflective clothes, or carry a lamp or torch, so that drivers and your responsible adult can see you
Respect other people’s rights – be polite, do not knock on doors too late. Ring or knock once only and be prepared to take no for an answer
Go alone – trick or treating is more fun and safer if you go in a small group with friends and family
Go into houses – stay on the door step, where a responsible adult can see you
Play pranks that may damage property – this could result in arrest and a criminal record
Demand money or intimidate people – Halloween can be a night that some neighbours may dread, so be respectful and polite. Observe and comply with any notices declining trick or treaters at the address
We've created some posters that can be downloaded and used at home to politely decline trick or treaters this year, due to Covid-19 or other reasons. You can download the posters by using the links below: