The Brattleboro Police Department says its officers are going to be out in force to prevent vandalism in the southeastern Vermont community on Halloween and the night before Halloween, known to some as cabbage night.
Halloween is Thursday.
Police are reminding parents that allowing teenagers to wander freely on the two nights is a recipe for trouble.
Peer pressure, the excitement of being out and youthful exuberance can lead to vandalism.
Officers patrolling Brattleboro may confiscate items commonly associated with Halloween vandalism.
And police are going to enforce a curfew. People 15 and younger may not be on the streets without their parents after 9:30 p.m.