FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Flagler County Sheriff's Office has announced that, with the help of the Probation and Parole Serivces, officers will be making visits to the homes of registered sex offenders to ensure they are following all rules and restrictions related to Halloween.
Police say there are 105 registered sex offenders living in Flagler County. Of those, 21 have specific sanctions stating that they cannot hand out candy or leave their porch light on during Halloween. These limitations are designed to protect children from potential threats from sex offenders or predators.
Deputies and detectives will reportedly visit the homes of 21 registered sex offenders with these sanctions on Halloween day.
“There are strict rules for sex offenders in order to make sure everyone stays safe,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Halloween is a fun holiday for children and families and we want to make it as safe as possible.”
Check to see if you have a sex offender living near you or any neighborhood you plan to visit for Halloween here.