November 01, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police conduct sex offender compliance check on Halloween

Those required to register as sexual offenders have specific requirements to follow each Halloween night. Last night, the Springfield Police Department conducted an operation in which officers checked compliance of sex offenders living in Springfield.

According to Section 589.426 of Missouri Revised Statutes, on Oct. 31 of each year, sex offenders are required to:

Any person who violates this shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Officers checked 119 offenders finding no violations of this statute. They received two calls for service concerning possible violations between 5 and 10:30 p.m., but they were unfounded.

To find out who is registered as a sex offender and where they live, view the Greene County Sex Offender List on the Greene County Sheriff's Office website.

Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Capt. Greg Higdon

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd