While families across Wausau enjoyed a carefree night of trick or treating,
parole agents and police officers from across Marathon County were out in force in order to help ensure Halloween night would be safe for all.
Agent Tina Perkofski spent the evening checking in with sex offenders in Wausau to make sure they were following every requirement to a tee.
"They are not allowed to display Halloween decorations, give out candy, dress up in costume, things like that which they would do at Halloween." Perkofski says.
Agent Perkofski and the Wausau Police Department rolled out on patrol at 4:00PM sharp and immediately began knocking on doors.
They surveyed the properties to ensure there were no decorations and then went inside the offenders homes to make sure everything looked alright.
Perkofski says these inspections are about more than checking in on offenders, they are about helping put the public at ease.
"It lets the community know that we are out there and that we are concerned for their safety. " Perkofski says.
Fortunately while we were on the patrol, no one was found to be in violation.
However, if they were, agents say they would take immediate action.
"On Halloween we have a zero tolerance. If there were any violations we would be placing either a probation, extended supervision, or parole hold on these individuals and we would be taking them to jail and an investigation would be done." Agent Perkofski says.
With dedicated agents like Tina Perkofski on patrol, parents can rest easier knowing that hopefully the only things kids have to fear this year is perhaps a scary Halloween display.
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