This morning I received the following Updated Sex Offender Notification via email alert from the Franklin County Sheriff’s office:
You have registered the following address to be monitored for the presence of registered offenders in your area. Our records indicate that the offender (s) shown below have registered a home address within the indicated distance of your address. This email serves as your alert to be aware of the presence of the noted offenders.
It turns out I’ve got a Tier II Sex Offender, that was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, living within 1 mile of my house. What’s even scarier…according to Watch Systems, which developed an offender management and community notification tool, “80 – 90% of citizens have a registered sex offender living within a one mile radius of their home, children’s school, or place of work.”
Do you know who the sex offenders are in your area?
I did some research and found quite a bit of useful information on sex offenders. Normally I write about sex offenders in the workplace, but I wanted to share these Halloween Safety Tips from SheriffAlerts.com:
“Halloween can be great fun for our kids, but unfortunately there are people out there who may harm them. Being prepared is the first step in assuring all goes well. Make a plan for the night and talk to your kids about how to stay safe. You can make the difference.”
To keep kids SAFE during Halloween follow these simple rules:
- BE AWARE of sex offenders in your area. Use your state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry. Register for automatic email alerts if available.
- NEVER let children trick or treat alone
- ONLY trick-or-treat if houses are well lit
- NEVER let kids enter homes without parent’s permission
I’ll post more on sex offenders later this week.
Subscribe to our blog to get more tips and articles on employee screening.