LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office will be out patrolling the unincorporated areas of the county on November 1st as well as October 31st.
Due to the annual Winnersville Classic football game between Lowndes County and Valdosta scheduled for Friday, October 31st, many residents may choose to trick-or-treat on November 1st.
"Given the indecision," said Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Stryde Jones, "some people are gonna do it on the 31st some people are gonna be trick-or-treating on the 1st, we elected to have adequate staffing on both nights to assure that we patrol the neighborhoods, patrol the roadways, slow down traffic, and just do our best to keep the public safe."
Jones said there are also some things trick-or-treaters can do to help keep themselves safe. "Be aware of your surroundings, be aware that traffic is moving around you, look both ways before you cross the street, wear some sort of bright clothing, and carry with you some sort of glow stick or flashlight," Jones emphasized."
He also pointed out that the sheriff's office will be taking extra steps on both days to keep trick-or-treaters safe from sex offenders. "We will be doing some special monitoring of the sex offenders in our county to ensure that they're not participating in the trick-or-treating event," said Jones.
A list of registered sex offenders in Lowndes County can be found by visiting www.lowndessheriff.com.