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Halloween Trick-or-Treating to be observed on Sunday

Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Parents around the Ark-La-Tex have been wanting to know if trick-or-treating will take place tonight or on Sunday. The question always comes up when Halloween falls on a Sunday.

Halloween for 2010 falls on a Sunday and officials in both Shreveport and Bossier City have decided that Halloween will be observed on Sunday, October 31st.

Officials advise that trick-or-treating will not be moved to Saturday. In advance of Halloween, the Louisiana State Police want to remind citizens of some vital Halloween Safety Tips to keep in mind.

According to the Shreveport Times, the Caddo Sheriff's Office is urging parents to use their online sex offender registry before setting out trick-or-treating Sunday.

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections is actively engaged in keeping children safe during Halloween.  Sex offenders are not allowed to participate in any Halloween activities.  All supervised sex offenders who are not working Halloween night must be at home with all outside lighting turned off.  They are not allowed to open their doors to trick-or-treaters.  

Prior to Halloween activities parents can visit www.lsp.org to search for registered sex offenders in their area.  If a sex offender is participating in Halloween activities parents/citizens are urged to contact their local law enforcement agency or us.

Additional safety guidelines are as follows:  
1.        Children should wear some type of reflective clothing.
2.        Flashlights or "glow sticks" should be utilized for safety.
3.        Only trick-or-treat with a group!  Never trick-or-treat by yourself!
4.        Parents should supervise all children.
5.        Parents should perform a visual check of all candy prior to allowing their children to  consume it.


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