Okotoks' RCMP detachment is getting in on the spooky festivities.

Cpl. Ryan Edwards says they're inviting local costumed kids to the detachment at 98 Woodhaven Drive where they'll be handing out treats.

"On Halloween from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., we'd love to see some kids in costume come down to the Okotoks RCMP Detachment, come the front, and an officer will give you some candy."

Of course, he's also got some tips for those in search of candy.

"Youn children should always be accompanied by an adult, discuss a route, where to meet before and after, try to stay on the sidewalks, cross at intersections, and look both ways before crossing the street. Please don't enter the home of a stranger and don't approach homes that are unlit or undecorated. Carry a cell phone in case of emerge3ncies, but don't let that distract you from having fun."

Peace officer Jesse Steele stresses the importance of costume safety.

"Make sure it fits properly and footwear is appropriate. If you have any weapons with your costume, any kind of visible weapon or accessory, make sure they don't look too real. We want to make sure everyone's feeling safe. If you wear a mask, limit the restriction on your vision so that you can see where you're going. Maybe get your face painted instead, it's a lot easier to see."

He's also encouraging locals to make sure the sidewalk in front of their houses is clear of any snow and ice, as well as electrical cords.

Cpl. Edwards is also encouraging trick-or-treaters to respect the 'Dad Tax' to make sure parents get their fair share.