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

OffenderWatch Improves Time, Accuracy, and Completeness of Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Updates to NCIC NSOR

OffenderWatch Improves Time, Accuracy, and Completeness of Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Updates to NCIC NSOR

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (WDCI) is the statewide body that oversees more than 2,000 registered sex offenders in the state. Per federal law, every state must report their registered sex offenders to the national sex offender registry (NSOR) through the FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC). “States are required to upload complete sex offender records within 72 hours,...

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Social Media Tip from Citizen Leads to Arrest of Sex Offender in Utah

Social Media Tip from Citizen Leads to Arrest of Sex Offender in Utah

Citizens are encouraged to submit tips about registered sex offenders through their local law enforcement or state sex offender registry website. OffenderWatch hosts public portals for law enforcement that make it easy for citizens to search for sex offenders in their neighborhood, register for email alerts should an offender move into their neighborhood, and submit tips about sex offenders....

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Non-Registering Offender Arrested in Arkansas 

Non-Registering Offender Arrested in Arkansas 

One benefit of being in the OffenderWatch Network is automatically receiving notifications when offenders move in or out of your jurisdiction. However, oftentimes agencies that are not using OffenderWatch do not know when offenders move into their jurisdiction—and thus sex offenders can fly “under-the-radar" for a period of time until communication catches...

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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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