Sex Offender Registry
The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana.
Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary’s Law requires sheriff departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sheriffs’ Sex and Violent Offender Registry Website to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff departments.
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Sex Offender Registration Requirements
Sex or violent offenders must report to the Sheriff of the county they are residing in upon their release from incarceration within (3) days – (72) hours or (7) days depending upon their classification.
A sex or violent offender must also register, with the local Law Enforcement having jurisdiction of their registration, within (3) days - (72) hours of any changes of principle address, education, job, internet email addresses, instant messaging or electronic chat room username, and or social networking website that the registrant uses or intends to use, any vehicle he or she uses or intends to use, and any other information required by the agency.
A sex or violent offender must also register all of their physical identifiers, to include aliases, tattoos, scars and piercings. Any name changes must also be reported.
The Sheriff’s Office takes the registered information from the sex or violent offenders, who must submit said forms in person, and updates the Indiana Sex or Violent Offender Registration, the National Crime and Information Center, the Indiana Data Communications System, and the local Record Management System. The submitted Sex or Violent Offender Registration form is then securely stored by the Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office must verify the authenticity of the registered information at least (1) time a year or every (90) days depending upon the risk classification of the registered offender.
The Sheriff’s Office must also notify the sex or violent offender by an approved office mailing, informing the sex or violent offender his or her duty to report in person and register either annually or every (90) days depending upon the risk classification.
The principle address of a registrant is where he or she spends the most time. This applies to whether it is owned or leased by the registrant or another person.
Any person who is homeless or claims to be residing in temporary or transitional housing must register every (7) seven days.
Any falsification or omission of information from the registration is a direct violation of The Indiana Sex or Violent Offender Registration.
The Jefferson County Sheriff Department makes no representation, either implied or expressed, that all information placed on this website is accurate. Much of the information derives from official records but some is gathered from the offenders themselves who are required to list their address when they have been released into the community at large, whenever they move, and as part of an annual verification process Information contained on this site provides no representation as to any offender’s likelihood of re-offending or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed.
If you have questions or believe that information on this website is incorrect please contact Matron Libby Hoffman