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NCSO: Before Halloween, families should check Offender Watch Sex Offender Registry, download free Offender Watch app


Fri, Oct 29th 2021 05:35 pm

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office released the following press release.

There are approximately 620 registered sex offenders in Niagara County, and NCSO wants parents to know which houses their children should avoid when trick-or-treating.

“Registered sex offenders report their home address to us. If you are going trick-or-treating, visit our website to see whose door you don’t want to knock on,” Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti said. “Parents should search for offenders on their trick-or-treat route, and near any addresses where their children spend time. The search function and maps on the website pinpoint where offenders live.”

While on the website, citizens can also sign up for free email notifications from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office should an offender move into their neighborhood or around an address important to the parent.

“If you aren’t planning on trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, but will be in a family or friend’s neighborhood, search their address beforehand so you know which houses to avoid,” Filicetti said.

Sign up for email alerts, and search for sex offenders in your area by visiting https://www.niagarasheriff.com/ and selecting the sex offenders tab, represented by a fingerprint.

For further information, contact our sex offender management officer via email at [email protected] or call 716-438-3314.

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