Jackson County Sheriff's deputies brief for "Operation Lights Out" to make sure sex offenders are compliant with state law and ordinance not to have contact with children on Halloween.
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -
Sheriff's deputies during a several hour sweep found 25 registered sex offenders handing out candy to children.
Authorities from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office's Sex Offender Registration and Enforcement Unit went door-to-door Wednesday night verifying compliance of sex offenders reportedly living in Jackson County.
During the sweep, 25 law enforcement officials conducted a total of 137 sex offender residence checks. Three people also were arrested for outstanding warrants.
Authorities were checking to make sure the offenders were abiding by the law and abiding by probation and parole guidelines.
The sweep also included law enforcement from Blue Springs, Grandview, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, and Raytown police departments.
"We want to ensure we are doing everything possible to protect the children of our community, and that is why we are dedicated to ensuring sex offenders abide by this statute", Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp said.
If anyone has a concern regarding a sex offender or information they can provide, they may contact the Jackson County, MO, Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registration and Enforcement (SORE) Unit at 816-881-3849 or by e-mailing SORE@jacksongov.org.
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