Agency joins Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office on OffenderWatch network, sex offender registry database in ongoing effort to keep public safe
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 1, 2019)—The Syracuse Police Department recently joined the OffenderWatch Network, the nation’s leading sex offender registry management and community notification technology solution. With more than 900,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, and more than 600 registered sex offenders in Syracuse, the police department now has access to the OffenderWatch network of sex offender registry information to better manage registered sex offenders and communicate with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and other surrounding law enforcement agencies. The Syracuse Police Department joins a national effort to remedy communication and data silos currently found across local, state and federal law enforcement agencies when monitoring and alerting on registered sex offenders.
“We look forward to our partnership with OffenderWatch. We believe it to be both an effective asset to our operational efforts to enhance public safety, and a valuable resource for communities,” said Deputy Chief Derek McGork.
Through the partnership, the police department and OffenderWatch share online resources to educate and inform the public on ways to keep neighborhoods safe. One purpose of the sex offender monitoring and alerting program is to provide Syracuse residents with proactive alerts and real-time updates when an offender registers or moves within a specified radius of their address. The service is available at no cost to the public with confidential and unlimited address registrations—home, school, work, gym, day care, park, or any address of interest.
The public can access the FREE OffenderWatch sex offender registry at the following link:
• Syracuse: http://sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=56540
“Expanding the OffenderWatch network of sex offender registry data benefits not only residents of Syracuse, but also bordering cities, counties and states by sharing critical investigative information on registered offenders,” said Mike Cormaci, president and co-founder of OffenderWatch. “We look forward to being a long-term partner in public safety for this top agency and growing our presence in New York.”