The Tennessee Department of Corrections is working to keep kids safe from predators on Halloween.
TDOC launched ‘Operation Blackout’ earlier this month, an annual statewide operation to ensure sex offenders are complying with the conditions of their supervision, including special condition related to the Halloween holiday, according to a release from TDOC.
All registered sex offenders must follow a specific set of rules: no Halloween decorations, no attending Halloween/fall events, no giving out Halloween candy, and porch lights must be turned off on Halloween night.
According to the release, there are just under 4,000 sex offenders living in Tennessee.
TDOC will be performing unannounced home checks all month and will be out in neighborhoods on Halloween to conduct compliance checks.
The department shared helpful tips for parents to keep kids safe during trick-or-treating: