Tampa Police officers are checking on child sexual predators and offenders in the days leading up to Halloween, handing out fliers that remind them of the rules.
For many, one of those rules includes the prohibition of Halloween fan-fare.
"Decorations that can entice or lure children to your residence," Detective John Guzina read.
"It just basically says we're trying to keep the kids safe."
Det. Guzina tracks criminals for the Tampa Police Department. There are about 240 child sexual predators and offenders in the city.
"Narrow down our sexual predators, nearly 800 that we monitor in the city of Tampa, to those involving children," Det. Guzina said.
In the days leading up to the Halloween, Det. Guzina and his partner will knock on doors and make sure each registered offender or predator lives where they say they do.
In case a child goes missing, police officers say it's important to know the location of potential threats.
ABC Action News rode along with Det. Guzina on Friday afternoon. No one answered the door at any of the three homes we checked, but Det. Guzina will return with others on the holiday.
"Let them know we'll be back on Halloween to make sure he won't be decorating his home, passing out candy or enticing children," Det. Guzina said.
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