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Police give tips for safe Halloween

SAPD: Sex offender concerns always top of mind

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police Officer Jason Waclawzyck will spend his Halloween evening patrolling the streets, keeping an eye out for both your children -- and for those who might do them harm.

“We just want to show our presence and make sure any criminals know that we’re looking for them,” said Waclawzyck.

Registered sex offenders top his list.

While he said the fear is often overblown, the large number of sex offenders in San Antonio is always a concern.

Adult Probation Services of Bexar County supervises about 500 sex offenders and will require all of them to attend mandatory programming on Halloween, effectively taking them all off the street.

But there are far more offenders who have already served their terms, meaning the only watchful eyes on them might be yours.

“Parents need to know those addresses, and be aware of whose in their neighborhoods,” said Waclawzyck. “But if any problems arise at all, don’t hesitate to call us.”

To see what registered offenders might live in your area, visit the Department of Public Safety's online database.


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