Sex Offender Verification

Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. December 17, 2010 - The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office conducted its biannual sex offender residence confirmations Thursday afternoon and evening. With assistance from the agency’s VIPER and Strike teams, 911, Georgia State Probation, Holly Springs, Canton, and Woodstock Police Departments, 36 law enforcement officers physically visited every home of every registered sex offender residing in Cherokee County. Contact was made with 109 of the 152 total sex offenders who reside in Cherokee. The additional 43 sex offenders will be verified over the next 2 weeks.

State law requires that residences of sex offenders are verified once a year. Sex offenders residing in Cherokee are verified at their home 3 to 4 times annually. A similar verification was made in the Summer of 2010 in which 15 people were arrested for various charges. No violations were observed in yesterday’s effort.

Cherokee County residents can register their address to receive email alerts in the event a sex offender moves within 1 mile of their home by visiting http://www.watchsystems.com/ga/cherokee/

“Making sure that registered sex offenders are residing where they say they are is one of this agency’s highest priorities”

Sheriff Roger Garrison

 

     
   

 

 
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