Bunnell, FL - The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is making extra effort to ensure safety for everyone over the Halloween weekend. They have partnered with Probation and Parole Services to make visits to the homes of the 29 registered sex offenders in the county to make sure that those with provisions related to Halloween day are following the rules and regulations. The sanctions state they cannot hand out candy, decorate for the holiday, or leave their porch light on during Halloween.
The visits will be done on Halloween and consist of a walkthrough of their residence. The offenders are required to be in their homes by 4:30 p.m. on Halloween day and remain inside for the rest of the night. You can check if any registered sex offenders in your neighborhood at offender.fdle.state.fl.us.
“This Halloween, we want to ensure everyone enjoys some trick-or-treating fun,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “But, the safety of our kids is something that we will always take extremely seriously. Our deputies, partnered with Probation and Parole Services, are going to visit every sex offender that has restrictions and make sure that they are all in compliance. If not, they will be brought to jail.”
To keep people safe on Halloween on the roads and sidewalks, deputies will conduct "Operation Pedestrian Alert ." The priority is children's safety. Beginning at 8 a.m., extra FCSO deputies will patrol the roads of Flager County, and they'll continue through midnight. Bicycle units will be patrolling the areas with the heaviest pedestrian traffic, including Sugarmill Plantation, Belleaire Drive, and surrounding roadways.
“As always, safety is our number one priority,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “There will be more people on the roads traveling to Halloween activities and there will be children and parents walking through residential neighborhoods. Please drive slowly and watch for trick-or-treaters and be cautious of your surroundings. Remember, don’t text and drive and don’t drink and drive. We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!”
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