SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa There are currently more than 400 sex offenders living in Scott County. The Scott County Sheriff's office conducts compliance checks throughout the year but as Halloween approaches, several agencies joined forces and did door-to-door checks as a precaution.
KWQC TV6 reports deputies with the Scott County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Corrections local police and others from state agencies that help with the sex offender registry made up the team that conducted the checks.
Chief Deputy Major Roth of the Scott County Sheriff's Office told KWQC TV6, "We call it a sweep where we put all of our registrants that we can into the database that we have and say we need to break these out into manageable groups so we have our teams go out and check every one of them."
Roth says the check around Halloween helps the community in ensuring safety. With that, Roth says it is also up to parents to make sure their children are safe. Parents can check the Iowa Sex Offender Registry online and do neighborhood searches.
Additional officers and sex offender registry staff will be on the streets as well to make sure trick-or-treaters are safe.
For the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, click here.