Police to Conduct 'Operation Scarecrow' on Halloween Night
Little ones from all over area will be out tonight collecting candy and showing off their costumes - and the Department of Public Safety wants to make sure it is a safe one.
Tonight they will be conducting what they call "Operation Scarecrow" to keep sex offenders away from kids.
Police will be monitoring sex offenders and making sure they follow the "offender Halloween restrictions."
Sex offenders will not be allowed to participate in any activity which could lure children to their residences which includes not having a home party, nor passing out candy to trick or treaters
Officers will be conducting surveillance to make sure the offenders are complying.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Marshals and its partners on the Nevada FIST (Fugitive Investigative Strike Team) multi-agency task force and Nevada Child Seekers will also conduct their operation called 'Operation Trick-or-Treat' in Storey, Washoe and Clark Counties.
It's the sixth straight year the U.S.Marshals has spearheaded the operation.
Nevada Child Seekers offers parents these important safety tips:
don't allow children to go trick or treating alone in neighborhoods
children should never go into homes without permission of their parents, remember the 'Always Ask First' rule
teach children to 'shout out loud' and scream if someone tries to trick them with special treats or tries to grab them