East Hampton Town Police are taking extra precautions to ensure safety for children this Halloween.
The department on Friday released a statement saying it began closely monitoring registered sex offenders in the area on the eve of Halloween, October 30, and will continue doing so on Halloween night. Police will visit the homes of those registered and conduct random surveillance to “ensure compliance with state and local laws,” according to the release.
To keep kids safe this Halloween, the department recommends sending younger children out with the supervision of either a parent or another trusted adult, and encourages older children to stay in large groups of friends.
Police also recommend not allowing young children to enter homes unless supervised, and to not approach any vehicle, either occupied or unoccupied.