Law enforcement agencies team up to make Halloween safer

(Photo by Jerry McGovern)

BRUNSWICK, GA. – With Halloween less than a week away, Southeast Georgia law enforcement agencies are teaming up to provide a safer environment for children and families.

Currently, there are a total of 171 registered sex offenders in Glynn County, 51 of whom are incarcerated. Those registered sex offenders who are currently on probation will be required to be at the probation daily reporting center, located at the corner of Union Street and Monck Street, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Halloween.

Deputies will also be out checking on registered sex offenders at their homes. Additionally, the Glynn County and Brunswick police departments will have extra officers out riding neighborhoods during the hours which trick-or-treating will take place.

Law enforcement officials encourage parents and guardians to check the sex offender registry and know the locations where registered sex offenders live. Click here for a link to the sex offenders registry.

Georgia law enforcement gave the following safety tips:

  • Stay with your children. Do not allow them to go trick-or-treating alone.
  • Make sure you and your children are visible and watch for vehicles. Use a flashlight or other light source.
  • Only go to homes which have exterior lights illuminated.
  • Please be courteous. Don’t go door-to-door after 9 p.m.
  • Consider attending organized functions, such as fall festivals, in lieu of going door-to-door.

For additional information, contact Glynn County Sheriff’s Office deputy David Trawick or deputy John Roberts at 912-554-7600 or Chip Dixon with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision at 912-262-3065.