The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is providing Halloween safety information to parents of elementary school children.
The tips include information on how to find where registered offenders live by looking on the sheriff’s website before going trick-or-treating in neighborhoods, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday.
The offenders, who are required by law to register their addresses and other information, have been convicted of drug, violent or sex crimes, said sheriff’s Sgt. Tracy Spreier.
“It’s not necessarily to tell them (parents and their children) to stay away from these addresses,” Spreier said. What it does is help parents be aware, he said. It’s up to parents whether to take their trick-or-treaters to a particular door, he said.
The sheriff’s office information has been provided to elementary schools, and the office is asking school districts to distribute a Halloween safety sheet.
More information is available at www.sedgwickcounty.org/Sheriff/howdoi.asp or at the office’s Facebook page. The sheriff’s registry is updated daily, Spreier said.