WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada Child Seekers partners with local law enforcement agencies for the sixth year to conduct a three day operation to arrest sex offender fugitives and ensure compliance with sex offender registration requirements.
This annual joint operation, a partnership of 33 officers from 14 city, county, state and federal agencies, is being conducted from October 29 through October 31 and its goal is to arrest as many sex offender fugitives as possible and to conduct compliance checks on sex offenders suspected of being out of registration compliance.
The local law enforcement agencies participating in this operation will follow up and initiate investigations towards the goal of prosecuting the local non-compliant sex offenders, and the U.S. Marshals Service will initiate federal investigations towards the goal of prosecuting the non-compliant sex offenders who have crossed state lines.
The Operation Trick-or-Treat Task Force partners and Nevada Child Seekers want sex offenders to know that law enforcement will be out in force during the week of Halloween to protect the children of Nevada. They also want parents to know there are several ways to keep their children safe on Halloween. Law enforcement is on their side, but they can also follow a few of these tips:
•Don’t allow children to go trick-or-treating alone in neighborhoods;
•Children should never go into homes without permission of their parents, remember the “Always Ask First” rule; and
•Teach children to “Shout Out Loud” and scream if someone tries to trick them with special treats or tries to grab them.