Halloween Safety
The Rahway Police Department understands that revelry is part of the Halloween tradition. Please remember that certain activities are unacceptable, even at this time of year! Damaging the property of another is against the law! It is a violation of the N.J. Criminal Mischief statute. Anyone caught damaging the property of another will be arrested and prosecuted!

The curfew in Rahway on a weekend is 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. This applies to any person under the age of 16 that is not accompanied by a parent or a family member over the age of 18. This curfew will be strictly enforced on October 30th and 31st.

The Rahway Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween. For any problems that may occur, please call the police desk at 732-827-2200, or 9-1-1 for an emergency.

Halloween Safety Tips

  • Trick or Treat while it is still light out. When Halloween falls on a weekend, be courteous. Don’t trick or treat too early or too late.
  • Because a mask can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic and hypoallergenic makeup or a decorative hat as a safe alternative.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility, or carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Think twice before using simulated knives, guns or swords. If such props must be used, be certain they do not appear authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
  • Trick or treat in groups for your safety
  • Parents should always accompany younger children while Trick or Treating.
  • If there are no sidewalks, walk as close to the right side of the street as possible.
  • Always cross at crosswalks or traffic lights, not between cars.
  • Trick or Treat on well lit streets
  • Teach children their home phone number and to how call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost. Remind them that 9-1-1 can be dialed free from any phone.
  • Plan and review with your children the route and behavior which is acceptable to you.
  • Do not permit children to bicycle, roller-blade or skateboard in costume.
  • Agree on a specific time when revelers must return home.
  • Along with flashlights for all, older children and escorts should wear a wristwatch and carry cell phones.
  • Remind all household drivers to remain cautious and drive slowly throughout the community.
  • Parents should check all candy before allowing children to eat it!!!!
  • If the candy looks tampered with, do not eat it.