Success Stories

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

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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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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