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 October 30th, 2010  
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office teams up with Florida Department of Corrections Halloween night to make sure sex offenders and predators follow state laws, Sheriff Mascara announces
 
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office detectives will team up with probation officers of the Florida Department of Corrections ("D.O.C.") Halloween night (Sunday night) to make sure sex offenders and predators are following state laws and the terms of their probation, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"Convicted sex offenders and sexual predators on probation or other supervision of the D.O.C. are prohibited from displaying Halloween decorations at their homes, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, or wearing any Halloween costume," Sheriff Mascara said. "We are committed to protecting the children of St. Lucie County."

The operation in St. Lucie County is part of a multi-county operation including Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties.

Earlier this week, the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office conducted free half-hour classes to teach parents to go online and find out if sex offenders or predators live nearby, and if so, how to obtain information about them.

People can report sex offenders or predators who break the law by calling Sheriff's Office detectives at 772-462-3793, or by sending e-mail messages to sexoffender@stluciesheriff.com.

People can send the e-mail messages without giving their names, Sheriff Mascara said.

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