Currently, there are 224 registered sex offenders living in Iredell County. This Saturday night, on Halloween, the Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit, Sex Offender Registry Officers, and patrol Deputies will be performing special patrols and address verification checks on registered sex offenders to help ensure the safety of our children. During this time, officers will make sure that registered sex offenders are living at their registered address, and updating their information. The Sheriff’s Office conducts these additional verification checks every Halloween in addition to the daily monitoring of registered sex offenders.
It is crucial that you know which houses your children should avoid when trick-or-treating. I invite you to view our website www.iredellsheriff.com, research neighborhoods and addresses that are important to you, and register to receive e-mail notifications on registered sex offenders within proximity of these addresses. The most beneficial aspect of the address monitoring feature is that once your important addresses and e-mail address have been registered, the system will automatically alert you via e-mail when an offender moves within a specified radius of the registered address.
Register any and all addresses where your children spend a lot of time; for example friends, grandparents, or babysitter’s addresses. Registering for this confidential e-mail alert service allows us to monitor your important addresses for you, thereby keeping you up to date of newly registered offenders and making it unnecessary for you to have to check these addresses daily or even weekly. While visiting our website you can also view and print important safety tips to review with your children. The e-mail notifications and discussing the various safety tips helps increase awareness.
It is the goal of our office to provide accurate information to the public regarding the dangers of sexual predators, and to further build community awareness. If at any time you have information or questions regarding a registered sex offender, please contact our office and someone will be glad to help you.
Sheriff Darren Campbell