Downtown Madison Halloween Safety Tips

by Safety Connection

Because the Madison Police Department wants everyone to have a safe Halloween and Badger game experience downtown this weekend (the football game against Ohio State starts at 6:30pm on Saturday), Captain Mike Hanson of the Central District offered a few safety tips:

We discourage fake weapons associated with costumes.

Captain Mike Hanson – MPD Central District

“For Friday and Saturday, we welcome more people to the downtown area celebrating Halloween and hopefully a Badger football victory. The Madison Police Department has been planning for this weekend and your safety is forefront to our agency goals.

There are things you can do for helping ensure everyone has a great, safe, fun time in the Central District. First should you see anything suspicious call the police. We will have plenty of resources to check out suspicious activity or items.

Second, please exercise patience while you drive as there will be thousands of pedestrians walking and biking, throughout the weekend.

Third, we discourage fake weapons associated with costumes. Finally, plan your time accordingly so you are not having to rush and make poor decisions. Together we can have a fun-filled, safe weekend downtown.”

Mike Hanson

Captain – Central District

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