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Real stories about our law enforcement customers protecting the public from the unthinkable.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Uses OffenderWatch to Find Missing Offender

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Uses OffenderWatch to Find Missing Offender

This spring, a registered sex offender moved from Wayne County, Michigan, which is part of the OffenderWatch Network, to Manatee County, Florida, which has about 500,000 citizens. However, after alerting the Michigan agency that he was moving, the offender had not shown up at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office six weeks later. MCSO launched an investigation to locate the offender. OffenderWatch...

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Sex Offenders Move to the Sunshine State

Sex Offenders Move to the Sunshine State

Encompassing the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater metro areas, Pinellas County, Florida, is a major metropolitan area with a population of 1 million residents. Although OffenderWatch--the nation's leading sex offender management tool--is widely used in other Florida jurisdictions, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office uses a stand-alone system (outside of the OffenderWatch network) to monitor...

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St. Johns County, FL Uses OffenderWatch Mobile to Verify Addresses During Pandemic

St. Johns County, FL Uses OffenderWatch Mobile to Verify Addresses During Pandemic

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office sex offender registration office was determined a critical function and has remained staffed with its regular schedule during the Coronavirus pandemic and shutdowns. To reduce traffic in the office, the department has encouraged their registered sex offenders to use an online portal to report updates to certain types of information. “Our agency...

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Monitoring Sex Offenders During a Natural Disaster

Monitoring Sex Offenders During a Natural Disaster

Natural disasters like wildfires, hurricanes, flash floods, earthquakes and tornadoes can strike at any moment, anywhere. Communities that are predisposed to certain disasters should have a plan in place to help be prepared for “the big one.” For law enforcement, preparation not only means thinking about duties as first responders, but also considering how their agency will monitor and manage...

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OffenderWatch’s Mapping Tool Helped Organize Sex Offender Sweep in New Mexico

OffenderWatch’s Mapping Tool Helped Organize Sex Offender Sweep in New Mexico

At the end of October 2019, the Lea County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico decided to check that its registered sex offenders still lived at the addresses where they had registered. The office’s Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit prepped for “Operation Scat Cat,” checking and verifying addresses for 134 offenders in their jurisdiction. Vivian Martinez has been working at the Sheriff’s...

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OffenderWatch Helps Florida Sheriff’s Office Arrest Sex Offender Associated with Creating Child Pornography

OffenderWatch Helps Florida Sheriff’s Office Arrest Sex Offender Associated with Creating Child Pornography

The OffenderWatch Network helped investigators in the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, arrest a registered sex offender who was actively trying to reoffend and create child pornography. According to an article on WTXL-TV, Dwayne Creery, a registered sex offender, was “arrested in Wakulla County after deputies discovered he was using multiple Facebook accounts to look for...

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