Success Stories

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

Kansas Agencies Collaborate on OffenderWatch to Make Arrests, Save Children

Kansas Agencies Collaborate on OffenderWatch to Make Arrests, Save Children

On Thursday, July 11, authorities from Shawnee County, Kansas, conducted a historic sweep, resulting in the arrests of eight offenders, most of whom were non-compliant with court-ordered requirements.   With the help of OffenderWatch’s national network of sex offender management tools, over 50 law enforcement, parole and...

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Tracking Offender Movements Across State Lines 

Tracking Offender Movements Across State Lines 

What happens when a registered sex offender moves several times in a year? Many agencies find it difficult to keep track of offenders moving in and out of their jurisdiction numerous times, especially when information about the offender is delayed from the previous agency.   Over the years, a registered offender from Whatcom County, Washington, moved multiple times...

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Officer Alerts between Snohomish and King County, WA 

Officer Alerts between Snohomish and King County, WA 

This past spring, Snohomish County, Washington law enforcement placed an officer alert on a registered Level III sex offender within their OffenderWatch registry. Offenders with this level of designation require additional monitoring due to the high risk of re-offending. According to police records, the Level III offender was previously...

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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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