GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla.(WTXL) — The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office says all sex offenders moving into and those who currently live in the County will have their information made available to the public.
According to county authorities, their picture, address, offender status and other information regarding their crime(s) will be released to the public effective immediately.
For a listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Gadsden County, or to search by county or zip code, please click here and click on their sexual offender database.
You can also sign up to be notified when offenders move into your area by clicking here and signing up for FDLE’s notification program.
Sexual predators moving into the area as well as those relocating within the county will also be posted.
GSCO says this measure is not for punitive purposes, but to better insure the safety of our most vulnerable citizens.
Florida law requires that all Sheriff’s Offices in each county make public notification when sexual predators moves into or relocates within a county.
The statute allows, but does not require notification of the public regarding sexual offenders.
Sexual predators are classified as a sexual offender whose crime is of a particularly violent nature, their victim was below a certain age, or they re-offended within a certain time frame.
Sexual offenders already residing within the county will not have their information posted, according to GCSO.
All moving into the county or relocating within the county must now reside 1000 feet from a prohibited area, such as a school, daycare, playground, or anywhere that children regularly congregate.