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CALDWELL — The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office received national recognition in how it tracks registered sex offenders.

The sheriff’s office oversees the county’s 737 sex offenders by using a software management tool, OffenderWatch, which helps aid in investigations.

Of 3,000 agencies throughout 37 states and 13,000 users, Sheriff Kieran Donahue and the sheriff’s office received the National Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Public Service of Sex Offender Registry Management.

“I’m both honored and humbled to receive this national recognition on behalf of the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office,” said Donahue.

The sheriff’s office is responsible for managing, tracking and verifying registered sex offenders in Canyon County and notifying the public of registered sex offenders.

“Sheriff Donahue’s superior work is a model for how other law enforcement agents should manage their sex offender registries—going above and beyond to ensure the public is safe,” said Mike Cormaci, president of OffenderWatch.

The public can sign up to receive free notifications when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood or near any address by visiting sheriffalerts.com.