Sex and Violent Offender Registry
Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary's Law requires sheriff departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sheriff's Sex Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff departments (or, in Marion County, the Indianapolis Police Department). The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana. The Registry can be found at: http://www.indianasheriffs.org/
The state of Indiana also keeps a Sex and Violent Offender Directory. The directory can be accessed on the internet at http://www.icrimewatch.net/indiana.php.
Due to our close proximity to the State of Kentucky, its Sex/Criminal Offender web site can be accessed through http://kspsor.state.ky.us.
The National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The website “is a cooperative effort between jurisdictions hosting public sex offender registries (“Jurisdictions”) and the federal government and is offered free of charge to the public. These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, and participating tribes. The Website provides an advanced search tool that allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders; a listing of public registry Web sites by state, territory, and tribe; and information on sexual abuse education and prevention” (source: NSOPW).
In April 2012, Indiana University implemented policy PS-01, “Programs Involving Children.” The policy requires that all faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and all others involved with applicable programs have been subject to a criminal background check and sex offender registry check within the last three years. Click here for instructions on how to do a sex offender registry search on the NSOPW for the purpose of complying with policy PS-01.
If you have any questions about these registries, please contact the IU Southeast Police department at ext. 2400 or stop by the office in UC 027.