JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Keeping track of registered sex offenders and predators in Jefferson County, Ill. just became a little easier.
By going to the bottom of the page and clicking on the red "Offender Watch" link, residents can search for sex offenders in their area or register for email alerts for sex offenders that may move to the area.
Residents can enter any address of interest and see a map and listing within 2 miles of their address, according to Mulch.
Mulch says the purpose of the program is to lessen the anxiety of citizens by proactively alerting them if an offender moves close by.
The program also enables the sheriff's office to verify that offender addresses do not violate any schools, day cares or churches.