Halloween safety this weekend

The Surrey RCMP will be deploying extra resources this weekend and on Halloween night to ensure high police visibility and to maintain heightened public safety during the trick or treat hours.

“Once again we will be adopting a zero tolerance enforcement approach to control any drug or alcohol-fueled situations that jeopardize personal safety, property interests, or public peace,” says Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger.

The Surrey RCMP would also like to remind residents that the City of Surrey has seen its share of fatal motor vehicle collisions this year and are reminding residents to be responsible when it comes to our roadways. Despite ongoing efforts to educate and enforce traffic safety throughout the city, the Surrey RCMP has responded to fourteen traffic fatalities of which half have involved pedestrians.

“Alcohol indulging Halloween party-goers who are indulging in alcohol are urged have a plan to get home safe at the end of the night,” says Sgt. Grainger. “And pedestrians are urged to be extra vigilant when walking or crossing our roadways and consider wearing reflective clothing or carrying a flashlight.”

Please do your part to help make this Halloween safe by reporting any suspicious activity to the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or your local police department.

For more tips on costumes, fireworks, and trick-or-treating safety please visit the Halloween Safety page.

Look for Surrey RCMP staff with more crime prevention information at the following community events:

• October 27th – Halloween Costume Parade & Pumpkin Power (Highway #10 and 176A Street)
• October 28th – Halloween Bike Ride (Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road)
• October 30th – Children’s Halloween event (Bridgeview Hall – 11475 126A Street)
• October 31st – Semiahmoo Mall Trick or Treat (1701 152nd Street)

Have a safe and happy Halloween!