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October 2021

Halloween Curfew Announced for Sex Offenders on Probation/Parole

Columbia – Law enforcement Agents with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) will enforce a statewide curfew for sex offenders under its supervision, whose crime is against a child. Halloween restrictions for sex offenders on probation, parole and other forms of community supervision under the jurisdiction of SCDPPPS are as follows:

  • Curfew: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. statewide on Halloween,October 31st 
  • This applies to all persons under supervision for a sex offense whose crime is against a child. (Note: This does not apply to all registered sex offenders, many of whom are no longer on probation or parole and therefore not under the jurisdiction of SCDPPPS.) 
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all actively supervised sex offenders are instructed to remain at home during the restricted timeframes and will be under surveillance checks through “team home visits.” 
  • Sex offenders have been notified of the following restrictions: -no porch or exterior lights on outside of their houses; 
    • no candy distribution; 
    • no participation in Halloween parties or carnivals; and 
    • stay inside of their homes. 

Concerned citizens may visit the State Law Enforcement Division website for a list of sex offenders in your area at:

Media Contact:

Anita Dantzler, SCDPPPS 
Public Information Director 
Office: 803-737-9267 
Cell: 803-205-5095
August 2021

134 Wanted Offenders Arrested in PPP Warrant Sweep

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) arrested 134 wanted offenders during "Operation Summer Blitz," a coordinated statewide warrant sweep conducted during the week of July 19 - July 23, 2021. SCDPPPS Warrant Teams across the state had one mission - to locate and apprehend wanted sex offenders, domestic violence offenders, gang members, violent offenders, and offenders who have violated their conditions of supervision.

"There were 264 SCDPPPS Agents along with officers from 31 various federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies that worked in 37 counties throughout the state to arrest wanted offenders. We also had 97 warrants cleared," said Chad Gambrell, SCDPPPS Deputy Director for Offender Supervision and Enforcement Services. (The term “cleared” signifies that a warrant is disposed of due to an offender’s death, incarceration or relocation to another state.)

"The Governor proclaimed the week of July 18, 2021 as Probation and Parole Supervision Week," said SCDPPPS Director Jerry Adger. He continued, "I am so proud of our SCDPPPS Agents who uphold the law with dignity, while supervising offenders in the community. The work accomplished during 'Operation Summer Blitz' is part of the job we do to safeguard the public from criminal activity."