Success Stories

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

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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Working Together to Keep Offenders Registered

Working Together to Keep Offenders Registered

Leanna Ristow and Amy Heetland, both support specialists for Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, Washington, work together to maximize the full gamut of automated capabilities of OffenderWatch’s online sex offender registry software. They routinely gather all the data required by state and federal statutes, then pack the record with information useful to investigators. They collect the...

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Cumulative Offender Record Saves Agency Time & Money

Cumulative Offender Record Saves Agency Time & Money

When a sex offender made plans to relocate from Jacksonville County, Florida, to Dougherty County, Georgia, Sgt. Kerce in Dougherty County received an instant notification from OffenderWatch to be on the lookout for the offender. When the offender reported to the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, instead of creating a new offender record from scratch, Sgt. Kerce conducted a national search for...

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OffenderWatch Helps Track Homeless Sex Offender

OffenderWatch Helps Track Homeless Sex Offender

OffenderWatch tracked more than 20,000 relocations last year of registered sex offenders as they change addresses across jurisdictions. Tracking homeless offenders is particularly challenging for law enforcement charged with verifying each sex offender’s address. This spring, a homeless sex offender registered in Oklahoma City, OK, informed Oklahoma City PD of his intention to move to Elko...

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