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Sheriff Chad Chronister reminding sex offenders of Halloween rules

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 19-382


Wednesday October 30, 2019 8:49 AM


Registered sex offenders in Hillsborough County cannot hand out candy, decorate for Halloween or leave their porch lights on for the holiday. Before sending children out

trick-or-treating, parents can visit the Florida National Sex Offender Database to see if any sex offenders may be living near them or in neighborhoods they plan to visit:

Sheriff Chronister and deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will go
door-to-door today, October 30, visiting the homes of registered sex offenders to make sure they understand the rules and are in compliance.

Media outlets interested in shadowing Sheriff Chronister today are asked to meet at the front entrance of Orient Road Jail, 1201 Orient Road in Tampa, at 3:30 p.m.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by emailing the HCSO Public Affairs Office at
 A PSA with Sheriff Chad Chronister sharing additional Halloween reminders for families can be viewed and downloaded from the HCSO Sheriff YouTube account:

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