WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — Registered sex offenders are not allowed to give out candy at Halloween, and police departments are gearing up to make sure they comply.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, sex offenders may not open their doors for trick-or-treaters because they are not allowed to have contact with kids.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports

Across the country, police use Halloween to enforce the law, watching some of the sex offenders’ homes.

In DuPage County, Sheriff John Zaruba says his sexual predator enforcement, apprehension and registration team will be out in force on Halloween, making sure the sex offenders are complying with the law.

He is also urging parents to check online sex offender registries, to steer their kids away from potential danger.

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