(RENO, Nev.) -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office wants to make Halloween safer for trick-or-treaters before they dive into their candy bags.
The Sheriff's department is offering free X-Ray scanning of candy the day after Halloween.
Security staff at the Washoe County Courthouse will screen candy at the X-Ray station, located inside the Court Screen entrance to the courthouse from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The X-Ray machine will detect metal objects only.
Also, here are some tips offered by the Sheriff's Department on how to stay safe this Halloween:
- Never allow a child to trick-or-treat alone.
- Accompany children to the door of every house they approach.
- Don’t allow children to enter a home or apartment without adult supervision.
- Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations. Look both ways before crossing, walk on sidewalks, obey traffic signals and stop signs.
- Always walk; never run across streets or lawns.
- Trick or Treat at friendly homes. Warn children to stay away from houses that are not well lit.
- Be sure to have a plan for what your child should do if you do become separated.
The Sheriff's Department is reminding parents that if they feel candy has been tampered with, they should dispose of the candy immediately.
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