Updated: 10/31/2013 11:19 PM
Created: 10/31/2013 10:14 PM WHEC.com
By: Amanda Ciavarri
While your children were going door-to-door tonight trick or treating, New York State Parole Officers were out too. They are making sure registered sex offenders were following the rules, and not involved in Halloween.
We wanted to know if officers are doing anything different tonight, with more kids out and knocking on doors.
Well for starters a registered sex offender can't participate in any Halloween activities, and they also have an extended curfew. They are required to be inside their home at 3 pm, and must stay there till 6 am.
Parole officers went knocking on doors tonight to make sure registered sex offenders in our area were inside.
The officers tell them to put up signs saying, "There is no candy here," so that parents and children don't try and come to the door.
Obviously registered sex offenders are monitored by the parole office year around, but as Officer William Fortune explains, they're keeping closer tabs on them on Halloween.
"We do it because this is a day where children who don't typically go out and knock on strangers doors, and we have sex offenders in the community and we want to prevent interaction between those children and the registered sex offenders," said Fortune.
The officers start checking level three sex offenders, and then their way to level one.
To look up to see if sex offenders live in your neighborhood, go to http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/