Success Stories

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

OffenderWatch Training in Kansas Helps Agencies Better Utilize Network

During the week of April 17–24, OffenderWatch team members Mark Wilson, Business Development Manager, and Don Thanars, Territory Manager, completed four Kansas area training sessions conducted at law enforcement agencies in Rooks County, Lyon County, Sedgwick County, and Ford County. The well attended sessions included two representatives from the Kansas Bureau of Investigations whose overall...

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OffenderWatch Proud to Present Law Enforcement Agencies’ Team Members with National Recognition for Excellence in Managing Sex Offender Registry 

Over the past several months, OffenderWatch has been proud to recognize several individuals at different law enforcement agencies with a National Recognition for Excellence in managing sex offender registries for their departments. The National Certificate of Recognition is awarded to only a handful of people each year among the 16,000 registered users of the Offender Watch system. ...

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Best Practices for Offender Sweeps

Best Practices for Offender Sweeps

This past December, Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) made seven arrests in connection with the “Operation Holiday Check” county-wide operation aimed at targeting sex offenders and predators in violation of their release conditions. Prior to the operation, WCSO used grant money from the U.S. Marshals Service to conduct significant pre-sweep research regarding 100 high-risk offenders....

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OffenderWatch “Vital” in New Orleans Police Dept. Arrest of 27 Sex Offenders

OffenderWatch “Vital” in New Orleans Police Dept. Arrest of 27 Sex Offenders

The New Orleans Police Department and the United States Marshals Service, in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office and Louisiana State Law Enforcement, conducted their annual “Operation Saints and Sinners” to locate wanted offenders this fall. Out of 131 sex offender compliance checks, this year’s initiative led to 45 arrests across the New Orleans metro area. Of those arrested...

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Offender Moves from Texas to California, But Fails to Alert Houston PD

Offender Moves from Texas to California, But Fails to Alert Houston PD

Registered sex offenders often move from city to city without alerting their registering law enforcement offices. When this happens, the registering agencies must open investigations to find the non-compliant offender. However, if both agencies are in the OffenderWatch Network, they will often receive notifications about offenders who have moved – saving time and manpower performing failure to...

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Sex Offender in Salt Lake City Found to Have Outstanding Warrant in Louisiana

Sex Offender in Salt Lake City Found to Have Outstanding Warrant in Louisiana

When Officer Slade Bailey of the Salt Lake City Police Department began to register a sex offender who had moved into his jurisdiction, he discovered the offender had previously been registered in several other states that also use the OffenderWatch network of registries. The offender also claimed to have resided in Louisiana for five years, but there was no record in the name he provided....

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SOR Disaster Preparation Checklist

SOR Disaster Preparation Checklist

Here is how to better prepare your sex offender registry for when disaster hits your community. Our law enforcement partners have taught us plenty about responding to disasters and monitoring registered sex offenders during a disruptive event.  From their experience, we have crafted a checklist to help registering agencies prepare for monitoring sex offenders who may become displaced during...

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Florida Joint Operation Leads to 26 Sex Offender Arrests for Illegal Online Activity

Florida Joint Operation Leads to 26 Sex Offender Arrests for Illegal Online Activity

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office in Sebring, FL, and the United States Marshals Service, in conjunction with the Highlands Probation Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, conducted Operation Disconnect, which led to 37 arrests across Highlands County, FL. Of those arrested, 26 were registered sex offenders who were either banned from having internet...

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