Halloween Advice

We want people to have fun, but we also want them to stay safe and respect those who may not want to join in the celebrations this Halloween.

Here are some tips to help ensure your evening does not turn into a nightmare:

  • All children should be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating
  • Only go to the houses of people who you know, and who are happy for you to call round
  • Never be tempted to go inside someone's house
  • Do not call at houses that have 'no trick or treat' posters on show. There may be elderly or vulnerable people living at these addresses who do not feel comfortable speaking to strangers
  • Keep to well-lit areas and don't take shortcuts through gardens or alleyways
  • Wear bright clothing or reflective strips, and always carry a torch
  • If you’re driving be aware of the increased foot traffic, drive slowly and be vigilant

Please remember Halloween is not an excuse for nuisance and intimidating behaviour. We are issuing a clear warning that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and action will be taken against criminal activity.

Report a concern 

Halloween is one of our busiest night of the year in terms of call handling so the ease the pressure on our call handlers please:

  • Only use 999 if it is a genuine emergency.
  • Go online www.northants.police.uk (if you matter is not urgent / no longer in action and can wait to the next day) alternatively you can email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • You can continue to use 101 to report a matter if you wish.

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