Oktoberfest is Seymour kicks off today and the Seymour police want to help make it safer for children.

The police department is reminding parents today what to do keep your children from getting separated from you during this year’s event.

Among their suggestions, you can dress children in brightly colored clothing so they can easily be spotted in the crowd. You can also take a photo of your child with your phone before you leave home or when you arrive. They say this will help police find a lost child.

You should also speak with your child about stranger danger, and remind them of the importance of staying with you.

The police department wants to remind you that officers will be out in force during Seymour Oktoberfest, patrolling the downtown area.

The annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Saturday.

For more child safety tips, you can go the police department’s Facebook page.