Safety Tips for Children in the Home

The Clayton Police Department would like to remind its citizens of the following basic safety tips for children in and around your home:
Inside the Home
  • If you own a gun and have children living or visiting your residence, make sure the guns and ammunition are locked and secured. Gun locks are available for free at the police department.
  • Make sure all children living in or visiting your residence are familiar with an emergency escape plan and that they know locations of phones in order to call 911.
  • Make sure all poisons and medication(s) are not accessible to children.
  • Make sure you and your children are familiar with internet safety practices to protect them from predators. Computer safety information is available at the police department.
Around the Home
  • Make sure your children are familiar with stranger safety when playing in and around the neighborhood.
  • Make sure children are familiar with playing safely including:
    • wearing helmets
    • staying out of the streets and away from the railroad tracks
    • watching for unsafe weather conditions.
More information concerning safety is available upon request through the police department.