'Operation Halloween' targets sex offenders in Binghamton

BCSO deputies to check in on registered sex offenders on Halloween

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will impose special conditions and closely monitor supervised sex offenders Tuesday to ensure the safety of children on Halloween.

Deputies will be doing address verifications tonight, checking to make sure they are complying.

The map below shows the permanent addresses sex offenders and predators have registered with the state.

Sgt. Hunter Petray with Benton County said registered sex offenders who are on probation or parole must follow certain rules.

The operation will take place in all 13 municipalities and all unincorporated areas of Volusia County, in excess of 200 locations, said sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant.

These two offenders are clear, but the officers could make a second visit.

The registry is easy to find, but how many people actually check it? Officers want parents and children to feel safe while out trick or treating. "So unless they're on probation and have other restrictions, they're able to have their light on and pass out candy, so this is why I tell everyone do your homework", Carmichael added.

"And, if they don't have decorations, don't go", said trick-or-treater, Dirlyn Griffin. In an effort to keep fright night just make believe, law enforcers will be out in force.

"There are things that they simply can't do", Keck said.

"Making sure they're not giving out candy, they are in their houses, that their homes are dark and they're where they're supposed to be", said Pacheco.

In addition to giving offenders the chance to be up to date on laws, the office hoped it would put parents at ease during trick-or-treating.