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The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants you to be safe this Halloween The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants you to be safe this Halloween
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With kids going door-to-door for Halloween goodies, most parents want to know if there is a law against sex offenders handing out candy. We asked the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Deputy Mark Gregory said there is no specific law regarding sex offenders handing out candy in Washington. However, there could be an order by the court or probation officer on a specific case that could prevent a sex offender from handing out candy. 

If you are taking your child to an unfamiliar area, or perhaps just want to check on the status of your own neighborhood, and want to know where sex offenders live, you can do so by entering your address on the Sheriff's website. 

Spokane Fire Department offers Halloween safety tips

As you prepare for another year of trick-or-treating with your children, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office has a few tips to help keep your kids safe.

  • You, or a responsible adult should always accompany children ages 12 and under when trick-or-treating. 
  • Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant and never obscure visibility. 
  • Have your trick-or-treater wear reflective clothing and/or carry a light or glow stick. 
  • Children over the age of 12 who are responsible enough to go without you, should stay in groups, follow an agreed upon route, and watch for cars. 
  • Teach you children to never enter any home without you or without your permission and only approach homes that are well-lit. 
  • Remind your children to stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts and never go into isolated areas. 
  • Let your children know to tell you or a trusted adult if they see anything weird or unusual. 
  • Teach children to bring treats home before eating them. Eat only factory-wrapped treats unless you know the giver well. 
  • Teach your children to say NO and GET AWAY from any person or situation making them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused; even if it means yelling, kicking, attracting attention or any other means of resisting. TRUST THEIR FEELINGS and be sure to tell a trusted adult. 
  • Consider safe alternatives such as parties at home, schools, or community organized events. 
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