Police in New York State may be making unannounced visits at some homes in New York State this Halloween. New York State has a 'no candy' policy, which goes into effect on Halloween.

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Under New York State's Sex Offender Registration Act, sex offenders must register with the state so that their whereabouts can be tracked. In addition to a pictures and fingerprints, the state keeps track of sex offenders,

Name, all aliases used, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color, driver's license number, home address and/or expected place of domicile, any internet accounts with internet access providers belonging to such offender and internet identifiers that such offender uses.

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New York State Has A 'No Candy' Policy For Sex Offenders

Registered sex offenders in New York don't get to celebrate Halloween. Operation Halloween: Zero Tolerance" prohibits sex offenders from participating by wearing masks or costumes, answering their doors to trick-or -treaters, or offering candy on Halloween.

7 Halloween Rules For Sex Offenders In New York State:

- No porch lights on
- No Halloween decorations
- No passing out or leaving out a bowl of candy
- No costumes
- No kids allowed inside the home
- Only answer the door for police or parole officers
- Be home by 3 pm to meet curfew

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You can search New York State's Sex Offender Registry Here.

To find information about a Level 1 sex offender or offender whose level has not been determined by a judge, you can call 800-262-3257, between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. You must have the individual's name and one of the following ‐ an exact address, date of birth, driver's license number, or Social Security number.

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