CDCR parole agents arrested 82 of the 1275 sex-offender parolees who were contacted during compliance checks or searches as part of the 26th annual Operation Boo Child Safety Project on Halloween night.
Statewide, new charges of various types were filed against 7 of the active sex-offender parolees contacted. Pornography was confiscated from a total 21 of the parolees checked on Halloween night. A total 23 parolees were found with narcotics, narcotic paraphernalia or were in violation of other conditions of parole. Six parolees were caught with weapons. A parolee-at-large was also arrested.
Local agencies sent a total 108 law enforcement partners to aid CDCR’s 466 parole agents from the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) in the statewide operation.
“Our thanks go to all DAPO agents and local law enforcement who participated in this statewide operation to ensure parolee compliance. DAPO’s goal on Halloween is to help provide California’s children with a safe experience while enjoying evening activities. Thanks especially to the parents and guardians who took the opportunity provided by our Boo Tips Parent’s Guide to help keep their kids safe during Halloween and beyond.” said Jeff Green, (A) Director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations.
Boo Tips, the Operation Boo parents’ guide, has information to help keep children safe throughout the year. It can be accessed and downloaded online at www.CDCR.CA.Gov/Boo. The guide is also available in Spanish this year at: www.CDCR.CA.Gov/Boo/Espanol
The guide features the following components:
- Tips from Boo to You: Approximately 90 percent of sexual assaults against children are committed by someone they know. Boo Tips provides links to several website locations with recommendations on how to talk to your children about setting personal boundaries and spotting dangerous behaviors by anyone.
- Parent Empowerment: Boo Tips also provides links to important tools to help keep children safe, such as the Megan’s Law website, which helps the public pinpoint where sex-offenders live in their area so children can stay clear of them.