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Gallia County Sheriff Office
Wednesday October 30th, 2013 :: 12:37 a.m. EDT


Halloween Safety

Be safe this Halloween October 31, be sure to watch for children during trick or treat. The times are 5:30pm-6:30pm in most areas, 5:30-7:00pm in Crown City. GCSO deputies will be on patrol and posted in specific areas of the county. If you notice unsafe behavior call the Sheriffs Office dispatcher at 446-1221, and of course for emergencies call 911.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning encourages parents to check the online sex offender registry before heading out with children to trick-or-treat.
Adults have an on line option to figure out where sex offenders are living in the neighborhood where they will trick-or-treat. A searchable database is available on the sheriff’s office website. This website has a link to the local offender registry at
Regardless of where you trick-or-treat, Sheriff Browning said all children should be supervised by an adult. He also advised parents to make sure they have a flashlight and to check all candy before allowing children to eat it.

Gallia County Sheriff Office
18 Locust St
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 740-446-1221

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