GROTON -- The Groton Police Department announces that the Trick-or-Treating hours in Groton are 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

We ask that you please follow these safety tips:

* Parents should accompany younger children.

* Wear reflective clothing.

* Carry flashlights and/or glow sticks.

* Use care when crossing or walking along the roadways.

* Parents should inspect all treat bags before allowing consumption.

Be cautious, be seen and be safe.

-- Chief Donald L. Palma Jr.