Operation Blackout Preliminary Stats - Statewide

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 09:15am

NASHVILLE – To enhance the safety of Tennessee children, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has visited the homes of more than 3,188 sex offenders since October 21.  Operation Blackout is designed to increase the safety of trick-or-treaters by giving sex offenders under TDOC supervision an additional layer of safety.

To enforce the strict rules for high-risk sex offenders, more than 500 Probation and Parole Officers made random home visits across Tennessee.  The statewide Operation Blackout Pre-Halloween checks yielded 21 arrests for violations ranging from possession of narcotics to possession of a firearm.

“Every day our officers do a great job supervising offenders,” says Assistant Commissioner Alisha James.  “This is an additional layer to ensure offender compliance and community safety because public safety is at the very core of what we do.”

Tonight TDOC Officers will check on 1,206 offenders.  At this time (9 p.m. CST), 532 of the checks have been completed statewide.  One arrest has been made for a violation of the sex offender registry.  Final numbers will be shared tomorrow (November 1, 2017).