Halloween is right around the corner and to make sure the Gwinnett Place community is secure and parents aren’t worried about their children’s safety while trick-or-treating, the CID’s funded patrol company, Paradigm, will monitor the Gwinnett Place CID area Halloween night as part of their normal CID-funded patrol. The CID is fortunate to have the funds from its members to supplement police patrols with a private security firm like Paradigm to help monitor the area. The CID’s community security patrols program began in 2007, and in 2013 GPCID began its relationship with Paradigm. Every day, the Paradigm security officers monitor Gwinnett Place businesses to ensure that owners and visitors feel safe throughout the day and especially late at night. As a result of their hard work, reports of crime have dropped more than 39 percent.
This Halloween, the CID and Paradigm have listed some safety tips to keep in mind below.
- Try on costumes before going out. Decorate with reflective tape or stickers.
- Wear comfortable shoes and make sure your laces are double-knotted.
- Don’t carry fake weapons that look real.
- Never trick-or-treat alone! Make sure you have at least two buddies.
- Only stop at well-lit houses. Never go inside a stranger’s house.
- Stay on the sidewalk or walk facing oncoming traffic.
- Only cross the street at corners after looking both ways.
- Carry a watch, flashlight, glow stick, and cell phone, if possible.
- Agree on a time when you will be home – call if you are going to be late.
- Always have a parent check your candy before you eat it.