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DCS conducts Halloween operation

October 31, 2018

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) works each year to provide an increased level of supervision on Halloween for supervised sex offenders. DCS collaborates with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to enhance public safety in Georgia’s communities during Halloween festivities.

Throughout Halloween, DCS officers perform residence verifications, conduct compliance checks, and ensure sex offenders are not in violation of the law or conditions of their supervision. Some probationers/parolees including sex offenders will be required to report to local DCS offices or alternative meeting locations during trick-or-treating hours.

David Morrison, DCS Director of Field Operations, adds that this is a DCS led initiative, but particulars will vary slightly from county to county. “Each DCS Circuit has worked with our local partners to develop a suitable plan that is in the best interest of communities and the individuals we supervise,” said Morrison. “Our officers will also be out in the community to ensure these individuals are in compliance with the law and the conditions of their supervision.”

DCS is responsible for the community-based supervision of approximately 220,000 adult felony offenders. Of that number, approximately 11,000 are either registered sex offenders or offenders being supervised under sex offender stipulations.

Contact Information:

For more information contact the DCS Office of Public Affairs at 470-755-4358 or racheal.peters@dcs.ga.gov