Sex Offender Registry

Sex Offender Registry detectives at the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are law enforcement professionals specializing in investigating and monitoring individuals convicted of sex offenses. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that registered sex offenders comply with their registration requirements, which typically include providing updated personal information and adhering to specific restrictions and regulations.
 Sex Offender Registry Detectives are responsible for the following duties: 
  1. Registration Compliance: Detectives monitor registered sex offenders to ensure they comply with registration laws. They verify that offenders provide accurate and up-to-date information such as current addresses, employment details, and other required data.
  2. Investigative Work: Detectives may investigate allegations of non-compliance or new offenses committed by registered sex offenders. They gather evidence, interview witnesses, and collaborate with other law enforcement agencies to build cases against offenders who violate their registration requirements.
  3. Surveillance and Monitoring: Sex Offender Registry detectives may conduct surveillance on registered offenders to ensure they abide by the restrictions placed upon them. This includes monitoring their activities, verifying their employment, and conducting periodic checks to confirm compliance.
  4. Records Management: Detectives maintain and update databases and records related to registered sex offenders. They ensure accurate and timely data entry and retrieval of information, which is crucial for effective monitoring and investigation.
The Sex Offender Registry unit plays a vital role in safeguarding our community and minimizing the risk posed by registered sex offenders. 

In addition, according to state statute (Statute 23-3-400), the sheriff of each county is responsible for registering all sex offenders convicted of offenses that warrant registration and for maintaining a file on each offender to include a fingerprint card, current rap sheet, registration form, and photograph of the offender. When a convicted sex offender fails to register with Pickens County Sheriff's Office, the appropriate action is taken to affect the registration (Statute 23-3-450).

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