Lubbock Police Out Protecting You This Halloween - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/31/03

Lubbock Police Out Protecting You This Halloween

Little trick-or-treaters out pounding the pavement, capturing all the free candy they can possibly gobble, police say there's a greater chance of someone being involved in an accident. And that's why Lubbock Police will be out watching all over town.

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"We want the public to be aware of what their doing especially in residential areas," said Lubbock Police Sergeant Ronnie Sowell. Sowell guarantees you'll see patrol officers watching for speeders and towards the end of the night, and drunk drivers who get caught behind the wheel.

And while the exchange of candy is taking place, "Not all sex offenders are child predators. There are a small percentage that are. We know about them. Yes, we'll be a little bit more concerned with them, we'll exit the car and go through those homes," said Sandra Smith, Lubbock County Adult Supervisor.

Eight probation officers and two L.P.D. officers will check on sex offenders who are now required to be in by six and not answer the door to trick-or-treaters. And ten units will be checking on sex offenders multiple times throughout the night.

If you see anything peculiar, your encouraged to call police at: (806) 775-2816 or (806) 775-2817. It's the city's way of keeping you safe, while you and your family have a safe and happy Halloween.

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