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Councilman Hawkins encourages parents to review Sex Offender Registry prior to Halloween

Wednesday October 27, 2010

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
DATE:   OCTOBER 27, 2010
Media Contact:  Stephen Haag  574-1204 / 645-1752
Scott Harrington 574-1125 / 876-0003

Louisville, KY – Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25) will be holding a press conference on Thursday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. in a field located at 6501 Hackel Drive.  This location was chosen because there are 29 registered sex offenders living in adjacent apartments.

Councilman Hawkins will encourage parents to know where the potential for danger exist within their neighborhood, by avoiding the homes of residents who are registered as a sex offender.

“There are several searchable databases that will give the address of a registered sex offender,” said Councilman Hawkins. “Taking a few minutes to check for offenders within your neighborhood may help protect your child.  Parents need to know whose house their children are walking past.”

The safety links below may help parents keep their child safe this Halloween.

Kentucky State Police: http://kspor.state.ky.us/
This site also provides a searchable database of registered sex offenders. Persons can sign up to receive an automatic phone call that alerts you when a registered sex offender has moved into your zip code.

Family Watchdog – www.familywatchdog.us/
Site allows you to search a list of registered sex offenders.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – www.missingkids.com
Site also offers life saving tips on protecting your children).
 
For more information on event, please contact Scott Harrington at 574-1125.

Sponsor:
Doug Hawkins (R) 25