Residents can check the whereabouts of offenders in their neighborhoods.
The Sheriff's Office's sex offender tracking system has received its second award from Watch Systems Inc. this year for its implementation of the sex offender tracking in 2013.
Sheriff's Office personnel perform compliance checks throughout the year.
Convicted sex offenders are required by law to register with the Sheriff's Office and keep the office notified of their current address.
The Sheriff's Office's web site has a feature that allows residents to identify registered offenders who may be living near them.
The Sheriff's Office also received the award in 2012.
Those on the list have been convicted of certain sex-related crimes and are required by law to register their address with the Sheriff's Office and to take out a legal notice informing the public of their status.
Sheriff’s Office personnel perform compliance checks throughout the year, including enforcement of a provision that bans offenders from participating in trick-or-treating activity, or walking the streets during trick-or-treating hours.
The State of Louisiana follows the NORNA (National) 3 Tier system in deciding, according to the offense at the time of conviction, how long and how often a registered sex offender has to register.
All information on sex offenders is recorded on the Offender Watch, which is available on the Sheriff's Office web site.
To check for registered offenders in your neighborhood, click on the "Sex Offenders" link on the bottom leftside of our home page, or type "Sex Offenders" in the search box at the top left side of the page.