Some common sense safety tips for Halloween:
- Stay in a group and stay together.
- Younger kids should be with a parent.
- Always walk younger kids to the door. Don’t stand at the street talking. Pay attention.
- Don’t let children enter a home unless you are physically with them.
- Kids should never approach any vehicle, unless you are with them.
- Choose a brightly colored costume or have a flashlight/glow stick. Be visible.
Drivers, please slow down, and be on the lookout for kids running into the street. Let’s all have fun and be careful out there!
Congratulations to St Mary Magdalen DARE graduates: Thomas Welker, Noah Rodgers, Ryan Petry, Jackson Parks, Michael Myers, Miah Lindo, Mason King, Olivia Ketcherside, Melissa Keeton, Hannah Heimann, Matthew Graham, Sydney Gale, Miriam Funk, Lauren Dignam, and Louis Beaudoin. The class instructor is Brentwood Police Det. Nick Nilson.
Tomorrow is the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Do you know what to do in the event an earthquake happens?
- DROP to the ground!
- COVER your head and neck with your arms and seek shelter by getting under a sturdy desk or table nearby; and
- HOLD ON to your shelter and be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.
Last night, the police department hosted a public forum to discuss recent concerns about traffic issues in the Brentwood neighborhoods. Residents spoke on such topics as speeding, cut-thru traffic, distracted driving and disregard for stop signs. It was a spirited, yet respectful discussion.
The pros and cons of solutions such as: speed bumps, one-way streets, stop sign removal/addition, improved crosswalks and traffic enforcement were raised by those in attendance.
Ultimately, the responsibility for obeying the traffic laws in Brentwood lies with the citizens first. If we drive responsibly, that will relieve many of these issues. We talked about the need for communication and education in the community on these issues. Look for more discussion on these topics here and on our department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brentwoodmopolice