Sheriff's office offers new sex offender notification website - CBS46 News

Fulton County Sheriff's Office offers new sex offender notification website

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FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office launched a new sex offender notification website.

OffenderWatch allows people to search for sex offenders in their area. Residents can enter an address and see a listing of all offenders within a two-mile radius. They can also sign up for email alerts regarding specific offenders.

"It's going to allow people to be aware of sex offenders within a two-mile radius of their current address," Sgt. Hector Caballero said.

That includes where sex offenders or sexual predators live, work and go to school. All it takes is typing in your address. 

Father of two, Carter Rude, likes the idea of being able to search for where sex offenders are, if needed.

"It'd be good to know if you had suspicion about somebody. It'd be good to have up-to-date information to protect our kids," Rude said.

The sheriff's office said the information is continuously updated in real time and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"I think it's a great tool for all of us to have and be able to go to when needed," resident Don Seay said.

"I think everybody should be aware of their surroundings and know who's in their community and the more transparency we have, the better," resident Catherine Segring said.

According to the sheriff's office, more than 5,000 law enforcement agencies already use OffenderWatch, including more than 40 Georgia agencies.

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