As most people are creating costumes this Halloween, Washington County Parole officers are gearing up for a very different kind of door to door.
"They make home visits during the evenings to make sure they're not participating in any Halloween activities passing out candy what not to kids," says Ricky Hogg, the Area Manager in Washington County for the Department of Community Corrections.
Activities that are against the law for sex offenders on probation or parole, so many stipulations that make Halloween a good time to check in.
"It's a holiday that's targeted towards children," says Hogg.
So Officers suggest clients keep their lights off.
"Some of them have even taken it upon themselves to put up signs no candy here," says Hogg.
And as long as sex offenders are still serving a sentence, probation officers have their information.
"We're responsible for keeping tabs on them," says Hogg.
But that changes once sex offenders have served their sentence.
So Community Corrections works diligently on nights like tonight, where a sex offender could easily slip up.
"It's part of our job is that we're wanting to make sure the community is safe, but at the same time, we're trying to ensure that our clients don't have those things present that causes them to fail too," says Hogg.