On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office began conducting their scheduled compliance check of all registered sex offenders residing in Knox County. Officers are in the process of confirming all offenders are complying with their residential and court-ordered requirements. Contact has been made with 85 of the 92 registered offenders. Officers are continuing to follow up and contact the remaining 7 people. Assistance on this effort has been provided by the Mount Vernon Police Department, and Mount Vernon Municipal Court Probation.
In addition to the scheduled checks, deputies perform follow up investigations whenever information is received that a registered offender may be out of compliance. Citizens are able to sign up for free email alerts as well as search for offenders by checking the office website https://www.knoxcountysheriff.com/