Each October “Operation Blackout” is performed by TDOC Community Supervision. This adds additional protection for children by setting specific rules that sex offenders must follow in the month of October.
During this month, sex offenders are not allowed to put up Halloween decorations, attend Halloween functions, distribute candy, or leave their porch light turned off on Halloween night.
In addition to these rules, TDOC probation and parole officers will perform surprise home checks throughout the month leading up to Halloween. Officers will also be in neighborhoods on Halloween night to conduct compliance checks.
“There are just under 4,000 sex offenders on supervision living amongst us in Tennessee.
If you see a TDOC offender at a Halloween event or with Holiday decorations, please call 1-844-TDC-FIND.