WCSO NEWS RELEASE
On Monday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to midnight, the sheriff’s court security officer screening and X-ray station at the main entrance of the district courthouse, located at 75 Court St., will be available for x-raying Halloween candy. This is a free public service.
The x-ray machine will detect metal objects only. If you believe candy has been tampered with by other means, dispose of the candy immediately.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. – midnight, people can bring their Halloween candy to the sheriff’s court security officer screening and X-ray station during regular business hours free of charge.
The Sheriff’s Office says anyone interested in getting their candy checked prior to handing it out will receive this service free as well.
The photograph shows Court Security Officers Gendiellee (left) and Whitworth (right) with the x-ray machine.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 24th person elected to serve as the sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.