Westborough Police Department partners with PENTA to promote Halloween safety

The Westborough Police Department has partnered with strategic integrated marketing firm, PENTA Communications, Inc., to ensure children stay safe this Halloween with a public service campaign featuring an animated video and educational flyer promoting Halloween safety tips. Educational materials are available to the community online and at the station’s temporary location at 2400 Computer Drive.

Led by 30-year police veteran, Chief Jeffrey A. Lourie, the Westborough Police Department highlights steps families can take to remove potential dangers from the Halloween holiday. Included in this campaign are flyers that will be distributed throughout the community, along with an animated video, both designed by PENTA, to educate young children in a fun and compelling way.

“The Westborough Police Department appreciates the numerous ways we receive support from the community. This collaboration with PENTA Communications, Inc., a world class marketing agency, demonstrates the depth of the support we receive. We are honored to develop these partnerships in our commitment to best serve the community. Stay safe and enjoy Halloween, everyone,” said Jeffrey A. Lourie, Chief of Police.

“The PENTA team was thrilled to work with the Westborough Police Department on the design of an educational flyer and the production of a fun and informative animated video, which will help educate the community on important Halloween safety tips. We hope both will be well received and shared, to promote safety in our community for children of all ages,” said Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc.

Avoidable tragedies, like traffic accidents, skyrocket as costume-clad youngsters crunch through fallen leaves to doorsteps around the nation.

Reflective tape, flashlights, glow sticks and bright costumes help trick-or-treaters stand out at intersections and crosswalks. Always accompany children and give them a cell phone to use if they get separated or in an emergency. Tell your child never to approach an occupied or unoccupied vehicle unless you are with them.

Teach your child to shout “No!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Let them know they should try everything they can to escape including yelling, hitting, and kicking.

Parents and guardians should check candy wrappers for signs of tampering and discard anything that looks suspicious.

For more Halloween safety tips, visit https://youtu.be/-i1rkpDqZuc.