On Thursday March 18, 2021 the Knox County Sheriff’s Office began conducting their scheduled compliance check of all registered sex offenders residing in Knox County. Deputies are in the process of confirming all offenders are complying with their residential and court ordered requirements. Contact has been made with 81 of the 93 registered offenders. Officers are continuing to follow up and contact the remaining 12 people. Assistance on this effort has been provided by the Mount Vernon Police Department, and the Ohio State Parole Authority.
Contact was also made and information verified with 6 additional registered offenders that work in Knox County, but reside and register in another county.
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/