TAMPA (WFLA) – Halloween is a fun night out for the kids, but there’s a way to discover which homes and neighborhoods to avoid.
Florida law requires sex predators and sex offenders to register their address with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. .
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sex offender database allows parents to see a list of all registered sex offenders living within a five mile radius.
The FDLE also has an app to help families know when sex offenders move into a neighborhood. Just search for “FDLE” in the Apple store or Google Play to download.
“I hope all parents download the free app before they go for a walk. Our FDLE app offers a number of tools and information resources that parents can use every day to keep their families safe and report any suspicious activity, ”FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said in a statement. Press.
Some more ways to stay safe on Halloween:
- Make sure children don’t cheat or deal on their own and stay in groups
- Examine all the treats before you eat
- Stay on the sidewalks and avoid the roads
- Tell the children never to enter a stranger’s house and never to approach a house without a light on.