Halloween Sex Offender Supervision-DC Public Safety-196,000 Requests a Month

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/halloween-sex-offender-supervision-dc-public-safety-196000-requests-a-month/

The show interviews April Cole and Paul Brennan; both are supervisors in the sex offender unit of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency(CSOSA), a federal criminal justice agency in Washington, D.C.

On Halloween, nine teams of Community Supervision Officers (known elsewhere as parole and probation agents) and officers from Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department (a total of 32 officers) will visit the homes of sex offenders with “any” history of sexual contact with children.  This is the third year that  CSOSA and MPD have conducted joint patrols on Halloween.

Child sex offenders have been told by letter and in-person to stay home on Halloween and not engage in “any” Halloween a activities.

Please note that CSOSA and MPD do thousands of joint patrols of homes of high-risk offenders throughout the year. The agencies  also exchange information/intelligence daily.

For additional information, contact Leonard Sipes at 240-882-8274.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.



  1. Letsgetreal says

    What a total waste of resources since there has never been one documented case of a registered sex offender ever molesting a child whilr trick or treating.

    Sex Offenders Not a Halloween Scare

    ” Beware the Halloween bogeyman! by: Karen Franklin, Ph.D.

    We are manufacturing sex offenders by including people who are no threat to anyone and who have harmed no one. We’ve sparked undue paranoia and made it more difficult to identify the real sex offenders, the ones people should actually be concerned with

    I believe the REAL Boogyman are the news media and politicians who use fear mongering for ratings and votes.

    Happy Halloween. Watch the traffic.”

  2. Maybe there hasn’t been a documented case of this happening on halloween but i woudn’t call it a waste of resources as it only takes the one time to ruin someone life.


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