Halloween warning. Before you take the kids to "the best" neighborhood for trick or treating, check the sex offender registry to make sure they will be safe.

There are nearly 800 sex offenders living in the Kalamazoo area, alone. See who will be answering the door and interacting with your children by checking the Michigan State Police Public Sex Offender Registry before you finalize your route.

Where information is available, prior criminals' addresses are listed and you'll be satisfied to know that some are back behind bars and currently incarcerated.Those persons that have been classified as "Tier 2" or "Tier 3" are repeat offenders and could be dangerous. Further, you can narrow your search to a geographic area. Use this search to view all published offenders within a specified radius of your home, business, school or other desired address in Kalamazoo. Be smart and be safe this Halloween.