From the Chief's Desk

Welcome to the Lemont Police Department website. The Police Department consists of men and women committed to the safety and well being of our residents and visitors. It is the mission of the Lemont Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence of fear and crime and to enhance the public safety while partnering with our residents to improve their quality of life. 
      

LEMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
TIP OF THE MONTH

October 2019
SAFE HALLOWEEN TIPS
   

 Hours for Trick-or-Treat on Halloween in Lemont will be 3 PM - 6:30 PM.  The Lemont Police Department Haunted Squad will also be around town during those same hours.  

REMEMBER: 
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone.  Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.  
  • Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.  Only visit well-lit houses.  Never accept rides from strangers.  
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. 
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.  Limit the amount of treats you eat.  
  • Use crosswalks wherever possible when crossing streets. 
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.  
  • Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. 
  • Always test make-up in a small area first.  Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.  
  • Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative eye accessories.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.


FOR DRIVERS:  
  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods.  Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.  
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.  
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.  
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, so be especially alert for kids during those hours.  
See more at:  http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips#sthash.CD9Jhw4H.dpuf

PLEASE HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN!


 

 



 

 

 

 

  1. Marc Maton

    Chief of Police
    Phone: (630) 257-2229

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