ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - This month, more than a dozen deputies with the Adams County Sheriff's Office checked on registered sex offenders and found 99 percent were in compliance.
Of the 471 register sex offenders in unincorporated Adams County, approximately 100 are being housed in the Adams County jail or in community corrections facilities. Detectives verified 368 addresses of other registered sex offenders. Officials said detectives found 3 people who were not in compliance, which will result in warrants being issued for the offender's arrest.
"Consistent tracking of registered sex offenders is an important component of our crime prevention and enforcement strategy, "said Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr. "We have to do all we can to ensure the safety of women and children in our communities."
Persons who are required to register are those who have been convicted of crimes involving unlawful sexual acts, officials said. Some of those crimes include sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, sexual assault on a child, enticement of a child, incest and sexual exploitation of children. Sexual offenders must register with the sheriff’s office within five business days of being released into the community. Failure to register as a sexual offender is a class six felony in Colorado.
The Sheriff's Office said it started proactively pursuing address verifications from all of the county’s sexual offenders in 2001. There are currently two full time sheriff’s office employees who manage and maintain address verifications on these sexual offenders in the unincorporated parts of Adams County.
To search the Adams County database of register sex offenders, visit the Adams County Sheriff's Office website. Several metro area jurisdictions including the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Aurora Police Department, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Castle Rock Police Department, Denver Police Department, Elbert County Sheriff's Office, Elizabeth Police Department, Golden Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Littleton Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Longmont Police Department, Park County Sheriff's Office, Parker Police Department and Vail Police Department have a joint website you may also check. If this doesn't cover your area, check the website of your local sheriff or police department.