Deputy Espel at the front of a classroom and seated elementary students with hands raised

Deputy Espel recently visited elementary classrooms to share Halloween safety tips. He talked to students about ways to stay safe while trick or treating such as carrying a flashlight to help them see where they are walking as well as make them visible to cars and other trick or treaters. Students really enjoyed learning from Deputy Espel and showed their engagement with lots of raised hands and participation.

Students also learned to be safe trick or treaters by staying in groups with an adult, looking both ways before crossing the street, and waiting until they get home to eat the candy so an adult can check it for allergens or other potentially harmful things. Deputy Espel also discussed costume safety tips such as trying on costumes in advance to make sure children can see clearly and will not trip over long costumes.

Deputy Espel also asked students to practice reciting their addresses and phone numbers so they can easily get home if they need help. Families are encouraged to practice this with their children too.

Deputy Espel from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department is the School Resource Officer at Cairo-Durham Elementary School. 

Deputy Espel presents Halloween safety tips to a fifth grade class