BCSO receives national recognition for excellence in managing sex offender registry

Baldwin County
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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office recently received national
recognition for excellence in overseeing the county’s 365 sex offenders. Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack and the office were recognized this week for outstanding sex offender compliance and best practices using the software management tool OffenderWatch.

BCSO uses OffenderWatch to keep track of registered sex offenders, often using the system to aid in investigations and proactively improve public safety. Of the more than 3,000 agencies and 14,000 users in the OffenderWatch network, the company selected BCSO to receive the award. The sheriff accepted the award during a ceremony in late May. Sheriff Mack stated the Offender Compliance Unit of the Sheriff’s Office has done an outstanding job of registering and monitoring offenders in the area.

“Sergeant Susan Gross and her team go above and beyond in their service to protect our community
from these offenders”, said Sheriff Mack.

“Sheriff Mack and the entire sheriff’s office go above and beyond what is required in statute to
collect comprehensive data on each and every offender in their jurisdiction,” said Mike Cormaci, president of OffenderWatch.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for managing, tracking and verifying registered sex offenders in the county. The office is also responsible for notifying the public of registered sex offenders. The public can sign up to receive free notifications when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood or near any address using the link below.

Sign up for OffenderWatch sex offender notifications from BCSO:
http://sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=53992

There are more than 900,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. Most states have a different system for tracking these offenders, making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to keep records when the offenders cross state lines. The OffenderWatch Network is the largest sex offender registry system in the U.S., working with more than 3,000 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in 37 states.

About OffenderWatch
There are more than 900,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. Many states have different
systems for tracking these offenders, making it difficult for agencies to update records when the offenders cross state lines. The OffenderWatch Network is the largest sex offender registry system in the U.S., working with more than 3,000 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in 37 states.
Founded in 2000 in Covington, La. under the Watch Systems company, OffenderWatch has expanded to include data on registered sex offenders from sheriffs’ offices, police departments, Attorney Generals’ offices, U.S. Marshal judicial districts, U.S. attorneys, federal and state probation and parole agents, department of corrections, Indian tribes, and more. OffenderWatch partnered with Canada in spring 2018 to enhance the Canadian National Sex Offender Registry.

Learn more at OffenderWatch.com.

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