Officer and fellow Pokemon trainer shares safety tips with area players

(Source: Facebook)
(Source: Facebook)

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - A self-proclaimed Pokemon Go player and local police officer recently offered tips to keep players safe.

The Caruthersville Police Department recently shared a post from Officer Corey Vaughan, who laid out the advice on a Facebook page for area trainers.

In it, the officer claims to be a Pokemon Go player as well.

Among his tips are to never go into unfamiliar property or areas marked with "no trespassing" signs. Also, wear bright-colored clothing at night and stay on sidewalks if present.

Of course, he says you should not play the app and drive. Instead, have a passenger track the Pokemon and wait until you park the vehicle to catch it. Do not stop while in traffic.

Lastly, Officer Vaughan says if players see anything suspicious don't hesitate to call authorities.

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