Each year, DCS works to provide an increased level of supervision on Halloween for our high-risk sex offender population. To mitigate risk and preserve public safety, proactive initiatives have been developed across that state that will provide maximum supervision which ultimately focuses on our core mission of protecting the public during Halloween. 


David Morrison, DCS Director of Field Operations, adds that Community Supervision Officers across the state are prepared to enforce the enhanced supervision requirements.


“Every DCS office has developed a plan of action to increase 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.


The particulars of this statewide initiative will slightly vary from county to county, however, each DCS Circuit has worked with local law enforcement partners to develop a plan of action to enhance supervision efforts in the communities they serve.


Lori Rozier, DCS Sex Offender Administration Unit Manager says: “Halloween, is a day in which we must increase the focus on our core mission of protecting the public. She further adds, that “modifications to our supervision efforts have been made due to COVID-19. These efforts are now geared toward officer efficiency, adherence to best practices and CDC recommended social distancing guidelines.”


During Halloween night, DCS officers will verify residences, conduct compliance checks, and arrest any sex offenders found to be in violation of the law or 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 conditions.


About The Georgia Department of Community Supervision:


The Department of Community Supervision is responsible for the community-based supervision of more than 200,000 adult felony offenders, and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders.


It is the mission of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities while providing opportunities for successful outcomes. DCS employs evidence-based practices to hold offenders accountable and reduce the state’s recidivism rate. For more information, visit dcs.georgia.gov. 


Media Contacts:


Brian Tukes, Director of External Affairs

Georgia Department of Community Supervision




Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer 

Georgia Department of Community Supervision