Tift Co. Sheriff's Office participates in 'Operation Watchful Ey - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Tift Co. Sheriff's Office participates in 'Operation Watchful Eye'

Tift County Sheriff's Office verified all of the 50 sex offenders were where they were suppose to be on Halloween. Tift County Sheriff's Office verified all of the 50 sex offenders were where they were suppose to be on Halloween.
The sheriff also said that his office conducts address verification on sex offenders each month. The sheriff also said that his office conducts address verification on sex offenders each month.
Out of the 159 sheriff's offices in Georgia, 86 participated in the operation on Halloween. Out of the 159 sheriff's offices in Georgia, 86 participated in the operation on Halloween.
Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

During a verification operation in Tift County, the Sheriff's Office checked all of the 50 homes of the registered sex offenders in the area. All of the offenders were where they were supposed to be.

Out of the 159 sheriff's offices in Georgia, 86 participated in the operation on Halloween.

Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough hopes that number will go up next year. 

"It makes them feel safer and it makes us feel more comfortable about our kids out there gathered in large crowds out there like Halloween to know that we know where they are," said Sheriff Scarbrough.

The sheriff also said that his office conducts address verification on sex offenders each month. 

Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • City of Albany to host Summer Youth Programs Fair

    City of Albany to host Summer Youth Programs Fair

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-05-29 09:48:34 GMT
    The City of Albany wants kids to take advantage of the various programs happening this summer (Source:WALB)The City of Albany wants kids to take advantage of the various programs happening this summer (Source:WALB)

    Dougherty Co. students are now out of school for the summer and the City of Albany wants to inform students about various summer programs. Fight Albany Blight will host a Summer Youth Programs Fair on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Community Recreational Center.

    More >>

    Dougherty Co. students are now out of school for the summer and the City of Albany wants to inform students about various summer programs. Fight Albany Blight will host a Summer Youth Programs Fair on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Community Recreational Center.

    More >>
  • One dead in Albany wreck

    One dead in Albany wreck

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:29 AM EDT2017-05-29 08:29:42 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>
  • Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:19:11 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly