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September 15, 2014

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Police keeping tabs on sex offenders for Halloween

While children are out knocking on strangers’ doors for candy this Halloween, local law enforcement agencies are working together to ensure registered sex offenders are in compliance with the law.

Operation Trick-or-Treat, spearheaded by the U.S. Marshals, is a three-day, multi-agency operation to arrest sex offender fugitives and ensure registered offenders comply with the law. The operation began on Oct. 29 and ends today.

The partnership involves city, county, state and federal officers throughout Nevada conducting compliance checks.

Nevada Child Seekers Executive Director Ivet Santiago said in a press release on Thursday that there have been more than 200 compliance checks and approximately 15 arrests.

This is the sixth year of Operation Trick-or-Treat.

Nevada Child Seekers also encourage parents to teach their children to shout and scream if someone tries to grab them, ask for permission before they go into homes and to never trick-or-treat alone.

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