SALEM, Mo. — We are now just 8 days away from Halloween and one local sheriff’s office here in the Ozarks wants to make it a safe night for all the kids going door to door. That’s why the Dent Co sheriff’s office wants a particular group of people to put a sign outside their home.
The Dent County Sheriff’s Office is asking all the registered sex offenders in the county and especially those inside the Salem city limits to put this sign reading, no treats or candy at this residence, somewhere outside their home for everyone to see on Halloween.
The posting of the sign is a law that all sex offenders under certain sections must abide by.
Currently there are 62 registered sex offenders in Dent County and 16 of those live inside the Salem city limits.
The sign must be visible for all to see.
“They can make their own sign. The statue just says that they have to post a sign and the sign says no treats or candy at this residence. There’s no requirements how this message is presented. All the statue says is they have it on the outside of their residence. There’s no location requirements or anything of that nature,” Whitney Capps with the Dent County Sheriff’s Office said.