Be a nice guy this Halloween
2:18pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
DYFED-Powys Police is asking people to ‘Be A Nice Guy’ this Halloween and bonfire night as part of Operation BANG.
The force will be working with colleagues in the fire service and local authority to offer advice and guidance on these events.
Posters are available from local officers with messages relating to the different types of incidents experienced in the area.
“Some posters encourage visits from trick or treaters, while others clearly say they are not welcome,” said Sergeant Alison Rees. “They also include safety tips for anyone wanting to dress up and go out and about calling at people’s houses.
“We know that instances of anti-social behaviour can increase at this time of year and some communities can suffer more than others. Also fireworks in the wrong hands can cause misery as they are used to damage property as well as threaten or injure people.
“Some of our residents do worry when trick or treaters knock the door. While we do not want to spoil people’s enjoyment, we also don’t want it to get out of hand and cause people to feel threatened in their own home.
“But if this does happen then we encourage residents to call us on 999 if it is an emergency or on 101.”
During the Halloween and Bonfire celebrations, officers will be increasing patrols in their communities.
“While Halloween can undoubtedly be a great deal of fun, it can also be a particularly distressing time of year for some of the more vulnerable members of our communities - especially the elderly,” said Sergeant Alison Rees.
“Trick or treaters are therefore being urged to only knock on doors where the poster is displayed.
“We are also working with shops to restrict the sale of eggs and flour in the run up to Halloween. Shopkeepers can get copies of the poster from their local officers.”
Anyone wanting a poster can contact their local neighbourhood policing team via 101 or download it from www.dyfed-powys.police.uk.