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Authorities check on registered sex offenders during 'Trick-or-Treat' operation

Posted at 8:09 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 23:09:31-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Authorities say they have conducted "Operation Trick-or-Treat 2019" within the Las Vegas valley this week.

This was a four-day joint law enforcement operation in Clark County to ensure sex offenders are in compliance with their sex offender registration requirements, according to the U.S. Marshall Service.

And this was the 13th straight year the U.S. Marshals have spearheaded the operation in an attempt to make Halloween safer for the children within the community.

Law enforcement agencies included U.S. Marshals Sex Offender Investigations Branch, Nevada Division of Parole and Probation, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the Henderson Police Department.

There were 285 compliance checks on registered sex offenders, according to authorities.

This year's "Operation Trick-or-Treat" coincided with the establishment of District of Nevada's Missing Child Recovery Unit. This unit was established to execute missing child recovery operations across the
entire State of Nevada under operation S.C.O.R.E., which stands for "Safe Child Operational Recovery Effort."

Authorities say this is a continuous year-round operation to safely recover missing children and bring them home.

The District of Nevada's MCRU mission is to assist state, local, and other federal law enforcement agencies in the safe recovery of Critically Missing Children, Fugitive Missing Children, and cases involving suspected crimes of violence.

"Operation Trick-or-Treat" task force partners and Nevada Child Seekers want sex offenders to know that law enforcement will be out in force to protect children in Nevada.

Nevada Child Seekers is a non-profit organization created in 1985 by community leaders dedicated to locating and advocating on behalf of missing, abducted, and runaway children.

More information about Nevada Child Seekers is available here.