Officials to conduct "Knock and Talks" at homes of sex offenders during trick-or-treat hours

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County officials are taking steps to ensure children are safe as they go trick-or-treating door to door through neighborhoods collecting Halloween treats.

On Sunday, October 29th, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Apprehension Unit and Criminal Investigative Unit, Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) Probation and Parole, and District Attorney’s Office investigators partnered to conduct "Knock and Talks" at residences of known sex offenders and serve warrants on sex offenders who have not registered with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.

During the “Knock and Talks,” officers will enforce and confirm that sexual predators are in compliance with the Halloween guidelines set forth by the DOC:

    Last year, checks were conducted on 220 registered sex offenders, and nine sex offenders were arrested for violation of their probation and parole conditions, including: