The mission of the SPOT Unit is to be proactive and aggressive in regards to monitoring, tracking and enforcing Florida State Statutes that relate to registered sexual predators, sexual offenders and career offenders. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE compiles and provides information about registered sexual predators and offenders in a variety of easily searchable formats. By visiting the links below to various parts of the FDLE website, residents can search for registered individuals by address or map, and can even sign up to receive automatic e-mail alerts when sexual predator or offenders move near their entered address.
Last week, 18 sex offenders in Bradford County, Florida, found large red signs outside their homes that read, "a convicted sexual predator I spoke with Brad Smith, the department's Chief of Operations pictured above left, looking least smugto see what this new method of community notification was all about. Captain Brad Smith : Florida statutes say that we must notify the public of any sex offenders in our jurisdiction.
AP - A new state report says that the number of sexual offenders and predators living in Florida has risen by more than 50 percent in the last 13 years. Legislative auditors reported late last week that nearly 29, registered sex offenders and predators now reside in the state. That's an increase of 53 percent since
Most would agree that requiring those convicted of molesting and abusing young children to register with local authorities has resulted in safer communities. Likewise, laws dictating where convicted child molesters may live and work have likely prevented numerous crimes against children. That being the case, some would argue that tighter regulation and stricter laws would yield even better results. But the truth of the matter is that the sex offender laws in Florida and other states go much further than just punishing those who have been deemed the most dangerous offenders.
The number of sex offenders and predators living in Florida has been rising steadily for more than a decade, according to a new report put together by legislative auditors. The report issued late last week stated that nearly 29, registered sex offenders and predators now reside in the state. That's an increase of 53 percent sincewhen state legislators first ordered their auditors to review the state's efforts to keep an up-to-date registry of sex offenders.
The written report of the assessment must be given to the court. The court may not appoint a person to conduct a risk assessment and may not accept a risk assessment from a person who has not demonstrated to the court that he or she has met the requirements of a qualified practitioner as defined in this section. If the court determines that imposing a curfew would endanger the victim, the court may consider alternative sanctions.
The public may request information from local law enforcement agencies or FDLE regarding sex offenders and predators. Law enforcement may release public information about registered offenders "in any manner deemed appropriate. You may request information statewide based on your zip code, city, or county.
Florida has over 26, sex offenders and sex predators who were convicted of sex crimes and are now living among us after serving time. Sex offenders are required to register their permanent address with law enforcement. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a database with this information.
TAMPA FOX 13 - It's Halloween again, which means it might not be a bad time to check and see if any sexual offenders have moved into your neighborhood -- especially if your little ones will be knocking on strangers' doors. Florida makes it easy to search for sex offenders and sex predators. Just visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's neighborhood search website.
The investigation found some offenders were compliant, but others owned or possessed unregistered vehicles and that violates the law. Other offenders violated the law by not registering their home address, employment, internet identifiers or social media accounts. We also monitor whether or not they remain compliant with the law. The Florida Legislature has determined that there is a public safety interest in keeping track of sex predators and offenders.