Clark County, NV - In an
ongoing effort to make Halloween safer for the children in our
communities, the U.S. Marshals and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
Department are conducting “Operation Trick-or-Treat”, a three day joint
law enforcement operation in Clark County, to ensure sex offenders are
in compliance with their sex offender registration requirements. This is
the tenth straight year the U.S. Marshals have spearheaded this
important operation. We expect to conduct over 200 compliance checks in
This is not a one-time operation, the U.S. Marshals
and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are conducting this
operation in a concerted effort to specifically make the streets as safe
as possible for Halloween. However, throughout the entire year the U.S.
Marshals and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department aggressively
pursue the arrest of sex offender fugitives and registration compliance
of those convicted sex offenders living in Nevada.
important goal, in 2016 the U.S. Marshals and the Las Vegas Metropolitan
Police Department have teamed up and arrested 45 individuals for sex
related crimes or registration compliance violations, and conducted over
2400 sex offender registration compliance checks.
In addition to
this important sex offender apprehension mission, the U.S. Marshals in
Nevada every day pursue the worst of the worst fugitives. The U.S.
Marshals effectively leverage the expertise and abilities of federal,
state, county, and city law enforcement agencies and so far this year
have arrested approximately over 350 fugitives wanted for drugs, gang,
sex and other violence related crimes
The U.S. Marshals and the
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will follow up and initiate
investigations towards the goal of prosecuting the local non-compliant
sex offenders. The U.S.Marshals
will also initiate federal
investigations towards the goal of prosecuting the non-compliant sex
offenders who have crossed state lines.
U.S. Marshal Christopher
Hoye added, “Operation Trick-or-Treat is a demonstration of law
enforcement’s commitment to protecting our children in Nevada. We want
the sex offenders to know our commitment does not end with this joint
operation. We will continue to work year round to arrest sex offender
fugitives and to ensure compliance with existing registration
requirements. We strongly encourage local sex offenders to properly
register to avoid arrest and prosecution.”
Trick-or-Treat Task Force partners and Nevada Child Seekers want sex
offenders to know that law enforcement will be out in force the week of
Halloween to protect our children in Nevada. They also want parents to
know there are several ways to keep their children safe on Halloween.
Law enforcement is on their side, but they can also follow a few of
- Don’t allow children to go
- Children should never go into homes
without the permission of their parents, remember the “Always Ask
- Teach Children to “Shout Out Load”
and scream if someone tries to grab them.
- Children should tell their parents
if someone tries to offer them special treats.
Nevada Child Seekers is a non-profit
organization created in 1985 by the community leaders dedicated to
locating and advocating on behalf of missing, abducted and runaway
children. Nevada Child Seekers offers liaison services to family and law
enforcement, abduction prevention education and volunteer opportunities
that promote the safety of children in our communities. For further
information about Nevada Child Seekers, please visit
about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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