Halloween can be a time of fun and excitement for young trick-or-treaters — for a few hours, children have the chance to exercise their imaginations, becoming someone or something they could never otherwise be in the real world. However, for police officers, both on and off duty, Halloween poses a unique set of threats that are not applicable during the remaining 364 days of the year. As a result, vigilance, nerves and the possibility of making a critical mistake are at an all-time high. We want to ensure that every police officer goes home to his or her family on November 1st. Here are three police safety tips that may keep you alive this Halloween.