Hamilton County sheriff reminds trick-or-treaters to check sex offender watch website
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – Halloween is less than a week away, and many kids are already very excited and planning on knocking on every door. However, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says it’s very important for parents to check the sex offender watch website to know which houses children should avoid.
There are currently 138 registered sex offenders residing in Hamilton County along with another 65 offenders traveling to the county to work.
“We make every effort to ensure sex offenders live and work where they tell us. We have deputies who regularly check on offenders to make sure they are following the rules and guidelines of the registry. It’s important for our area residents to visit our website to see who the registered offenders are and where they live and work,” says Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen.
Residents are encouraged to check addresses where they live, work, and spend time to see if registered offenders live nearby.
The website also allows residents to sign up for free automatic e-mail notifications if an offender moves within a specified radius of any registered address.