MARSHALL, Ark.  – The Searcy County Sheriff’s Office gives tips on how to keep your kids safe this Halloween.

Sheriff Joey Pruitt says guardians should take a photo of the child in case an emergency arises. Another tip he advises is that children’s costumes are flame resistant and easy to move around in.

If folks are heading out in a group, make sure there is a buddy system in place. Pruitt says it is easy for a small child to get left behind or caught up in a mix of other kids.

Also, he reminds parents to be sure and check the candy bag and to throw out any kind of homemade treats or opened candies.

The Searcy County Sheriff’s Office hopes you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween.