In Colorado law enforcement officers are scouring the state to make sure sex offenders aren’t hiding from the law.
â€œOperation Sheperd launched into action this month. Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Grand Junction Police Department Officers are crisscrossing Grand Junction to make sure registered sex offenders are living where they reported they are. These officials randomly visit homes of offenders, some of them convicted of molesting children. It’s all to keep strict tabs on these offenders, so that they don’t escape the watchful eye of police. â€œWe do take the verification of addresses seriously, and we do continually check,â€ says the Grand Junction Police Department.â€
Verifying addresses and keeping tabs on a sex offenders whereabouts always keeps sex offenders in check. It is important that local law enforcement always has tabs on them due to the nature of their crimes. We hear too often that sex offenders are released then repeat their behavior. It is unfortunately a part of their nature.
Even though law enforcement is doing their job, you need to continually scan the internet and seek out sex offenders in your neighborhoods.
â€œOperation Sheperd has captured 180 sex offenders who were not complying with their registry so far. Officers across Colorado have completed nearly 4,000 checks on offenders.â€
Wow. Sex offenders often donâ€™t register because they donâ€™t want to be found or because they are living in an area where they arenâ€™t allowed to be, such as near a school or park. Based on these numbers you should never simply trust that your new next door neighbor is â€œgoodâ€. Bad comes in many different faces.
Robert Siciliano is a Personal Security Expert and Adviser to Intelius.com. For more information see Intelius at Sex Offender Check to reduce your chances of encountering a bad guy. See him discussing personal security on NBC Boston. (Disclosures)