THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – Locating and registering sex offenders is a top priority for Georgia sheriff’s offices.
The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office said they verify registered sex offenders multiple times throughout the year, as part of the “Operation Watchful Eye” initiative.
Lt. Tim Watkins, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office chief investigator, said Halloween is one of those holidays that they make sure all registered sex offenders in the county are where they’re suppose to be.
“They have to be inside their residence. They cannot have any decorations up for Halloween, and their lights have to be off outside their house,” said Watkins.
Watkins said this will deter kids from walking up to their house, keeping any contact at a minimum.