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Charlotte County participates in Halloween safety initiative

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 14:15:07-05

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office was one of 18 Florida counties that participated in an initiative that focused on Halloween activities across the state.

The operation targeted sexual offenders/predators to ensure they are compliant with their obligations and the Florida State Statutes. This involved a three-day operation that included physical checks on every sexual offender/predator to ensure they are properly registered and in compliance.

Participating counties included: Alachua, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Flagler, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Martin, Pasco, Pinellas, Seminole, St. Johns and Sumter.

Statewide results totaled:

  • Compliance checks conducted: 4,956
  • Compliance checks – in compliance: 4,242
  • Compliance checks – not in compliance: 118
  • Hours dedicated to this operation: 1,585
  • Arrests and/or warrants issued: 17
  • Social media/Sign postings: 85
  • Citizen education efforts made: 111

“Operation Hallowed Streets has been a relief for families across Florida,” said Charlotte County Sheriff William Prummell, Jr. and Chair of the FSA Task Force. “The Florida Sheriffs are fully committed to the safety and security of our children. This meant making sure their Halloween night was fun and free from predators.”