The Massac County Sheriff's Department is now a member in Offender Watch, a nationwide network of over 5000 law enforcement agencies including over half of all sheriffs' departments in Illinois.
The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy- -to-use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators who 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, seven days a week and is updated in real time by the Massac County Sheriff's Office as offender information changes and is reported.
As a part of the new, innovative service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them and see a map listing all offenders within a user defined radius — from .25 miles to 2 miles — of that address.
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