New to your neighborhood or not sure who’s moved in? Parents planning a trick-or treating route can check the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry — just enter your address, or one where you’re planning to go — to find sex offenders in the area.
A mobile app for iPhones, iPads and Android users also is available from the Texas Department of Public Safety that allows users to search for registered sex offenders by location, name, route and proximity. The DPS has a video demonstrating how to use the app, which is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.
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You can report suspicious activity using the app or go to www.iwatchtx.org, or call 1-844-643-2251.