ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) along with other local law enforcement agencies are conducting a statewide joint Halloween operation targeting convicted sex offenders and sexual predators.
During Halloween night, DCS officers will conduct compliance checks and arrest any sex offenders found to be in violation of the law or conditions of their supervision. Additionally, some sex offenders will be required to report to local DCS offices or alternative meeting locations during trick-or-treating hours.
DCS Assistant Commissioner Scott Maurer says this operation is designed to enhance public safety.
“This is a proactive initiative we are undertaking to assist in ensuring Georgia communities are safe for our children during Halloween. We are extremely thankful to all of the local law enforcement agencies across the state who are partnering with us in this endeavor,” said Maurer.
David Morrison, DCS Director of Field Operations, adds that his officers are prepared to enforce the enhanced supervision requirements.
“Every DCS office has developed a plan of action to augment our supervision efforts during Halloween. Our highly trained officers will be present in neighborhoods and communities closely monitoring these individuals and ensuring their compliance with Georgia law and the conditions of their supervision,” said Morrison.
DCS is responsible for the community-based supervision of approximately 180,000 adult felony offenders. Of that number, approximately 7,500 are either registered sex offenders or offenders being supervised under sex offender stipulations.
For more information contact the DCS Office of Public Affairs at 470-755-4358 or [email protected].