The Dothan Police Department has announced the city's trick-or-treating times and is issuing a safety message to parents. Trick-or-treating is set for 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
The following message is from Chief of Police Gregory Benton:
Before going out, consider children's fears. Halloween can sometimes be a frightening holiday for children. Your children may be dressed as non-scary characters but remember they are likely to encounter other children dressed in a variety of costumes. To help ease the fright of "monsters" and unfamiliar sights, parents should help their children interpret Halloween as a make-believe situation. Show children that someone is just wearing a mask by asking that person to remove it.