Oklahoma City police give residents new way to search for sex offenders in your area

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials say it will be easier to find out if a sex offender lives by you, thanks to a new website.

The Oklahoma City Police Department officially launched its new sex and violent offender website called OffenderWatch.

The department says it will now be part of a national network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies that share sex offender information to better inform the public.

Members of the public may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map listing of all offenders within a user defined radius of an address.

“This information is public record under state law and could potentially help families stay safe. Police departments using OffenderWatch have the most up-to-date information on all offenders registered in the state and we are happy to be able to provide that information to them,” said Chief Bill Citty, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

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