There are a total of 864 sex offenders live in the Yakima Valley and authorities are urging parents to know where the offenders live to protect kids during Halloween trick or treating.

Kerry Ann Ross the Records Supervisor for the Yakima County Sheriff's Office says information is available on the sheriff's office website.

There’s a banner that actually is blue it’s right under the press release list it says promoting sex offender awareness. If they click on that then they get to the main website where they can search for the photos and conviction information on level 2 and 3 sex offenders.

Ross says there is also a section on the website that gives safety tips to parents and others. The website gives the general areas were a sex offender is living.

Officials are asking parents to be aware where the offenders live to keep kids safe this Halloween.