The Pittsburg Police Department has launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch, and is part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies.
The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for sex offenders, which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers.
The information is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the Pittsburg Police Department as offender information changes and is reported.
As part of this new service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of all offenders within a user defined radius (of .25 miles out to 2 miles) of that address.
Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitored and receive an email alerting them if an offender should register an address within their specified address. The service also has additional web based resources designed to educate and inform the public on ways to keep their families safe. Citizens can also access registrant information on the Megan’s Law website.
The Pittsburg Police Department’s OffenderWatch search page can be located at: http://www.