Milwaukee Co. sex offenders to get visit during trick or treating hours
MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- Several law enforcement agencies are partnering to make sure trick or treating across Milwaukee County is safe for children.
On October 27th, combined law enforcement teams are visiting the residences of known high risk sex offenders, and serve warrants on sex offenders who have not registered with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.
According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office these knock and talks officers will enforce and confirm that sexual predators are in complaince with Halloween guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
Current Halloween rules for sex offenders are:
- During any trick-or-treating in their neighborhood, the sex offender will remain in their residence one hour prior to and one hour following Halloween activities.
- The home/apartment may not be decorated for Halloween – this includes both the inside and outside of the residence.
- The home/apartment must not have a lighted porch (or any indication that the residence is participating in Halloween activities).
- No distribution of candy at place of residence.
- No possession of any costume or pieces of costume used for Halloween.
- No participation in any activity related to Halloween and/or trick or treat activities; this includes visiting haunted house sites.
Sex offenders will also be subjected to breathlyzer tests to ensure they're abiding by the absolute sobriety requirement of sex offenders on probation.
During last year's Halloween checks, 15 sex offenders were arrested for violating the terms of their parole.
This large policing effort is made possible by a partnership with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Milwaukee Police Department, West Allis Police Department, and the West Milwaukee Police Department.