Tracking down sex offenders

Wednesday, August 24th 2005, 5:33 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police are working to track down and keep tabs on hundreds of sex offenders. Police are taking advantage of an $87,000 grant to pay for overtime.

The money is used to pay officers who work on their days off to make sure sex offenders are living where they should. It also enables officers to track down hundreds of sex offenders who have failed to register with police.

Tulsa Police Sgt John Adams: "they are living within our city limits somewhere. They are not abiding by the law. They're keeping their location hidden from us for some reason. Those are the individuals I'm really worried about and I really want to get a handle on."

The grant money will only last until about the end of the year.

You can track sex offenders in your neighborhood. Several communities including Tulsa Police and Broken Arrow Police have on-line registries. Other communities can search the Oklahoma Department of Corrections web site for habitual sex offenders.