Delaware County, Ohio—In an early morning countywide operation, law enforcement and partners conducted 78 residential compliance checks on sex offenders on Oct. 12. The overwhelming majority were found to be in compliance.
“What we don’t audit, we accept,” explained Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin. “This office takes seriously its responsibility to make sure sex offenders comply with court orders. We are grateful to have our law enforcement partners help us with this initiative—today and every day.”
Four investigations will follow as a result of these 78 compliance checks.
Assisting sheriff’s deputies in this collaborative effort were officers with the Delaware County Adult Court Services, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Delaware Police Department, Delaware Municipal Court Probation, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Peter C. Tobin, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, said, “Today, Sheriff Martin went the extra mile in protecting the citizens in Delaware County from sexual predators. His commitment to safety is evident in the work they do every day. The U.S. Marshals Service was happy to assist.”
All sex offenders in Ohio are required to register with their local sheriff’s office for varying amounts of time. To learn more about this Sex Offender Registry and to sign up to receive e-mail alerts when an offender moves into your area, visit: http://www.sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=55217