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Halloween Safety Tips!
- Cross the using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
- Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
- Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- Slow down when driving and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Get rid of any distractions - like your phone - in your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be especially alert for kids during those hours.
The Waco Police Department began with the election of a Town Marshall, as provided by the first city charter, in 1871.
The city charter called for annual elections and gave the Mayor the power to appoint four officers that year. Every year, after the election, special committees made recommendationsto the Mayor on who should be hired as city employees. The largest definitive turning point in the history of the Waco Police Department, the Public Administration Survey of 1956 marks the department's transition into a modern police department.
The Waco Police Department responds to over 100,000
calls for service a year, and they are headquartered at 3115 Pine in Waco.