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CPSO urges parents to consult online sex offender registry before Halloween

CPSO urges parents to consult online sex offender registry before Halloween”

Holland said she did not know of any probation officers from Lawrence District Court participating, but they do notify sex offenders on their case loads to remind them of their terms of probation. "Knowledge is power, and knowing the most up-to-date residences of registered sex offenders empowers citizens to make safe decisions for their families".

Parents and guardians can search online at kbi.ks.gov/registeredoffender to determine where registered offenders reside. Simply enter your home address to view a printable map of your neighborhood and any offenders in the surrounding area.

How well do you know your neighbors?

While you are on the website, Sheriff Mancuso encourages you to take one extra step and register for the site's free email alerts.

There are approximately 11,000 offenders registered in Kansas. You can also perform searches by name, zip code and county, or sign up to receive alerts if an offender registers in your community. Your email address and physical addresses are all confidential.

Sheriff Mancuso says parents can feel confident they have the necessary tools to keep their children safe on Halloween with the available online resources.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to perform a check for registered offenders in the areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to Halloween festivities.



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