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Cayuga Co. Launches Web-Based Sex Offender Registry

Sheriff Rob Outhouse is pleased to announce the official launch of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office web based sex offender registry. This innovative and completely interactive system was developed by Watch Systems, LLC. Watch Systems representatives and members of the Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the media day demonstration to showcase the system and answer any questions about the web program that is now utilized by over 200 Sheriff’s Offices in 20 states across the country. This advanced easy to use registry is located on the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office web site at: www.cayugacounty.us/sheriff. Once you are on the Sheriff’s Office web page, to access the sex offender registry, simply click on the Watch Systems icon. Benefits of the system:It is citizen friendly and easy to useAnyone with an internet connection can access the site, search and receive informationThe information on registered offenders is available by name, address or areaLevel 3 Information includes photo, name, address, physical description and criminal historyLevel 2 Information includes photo, name and area presently (will include all info as Level 3 by 08-01-06)Citizens and organizations can register for email alerts for predators moving into their area Citizens can confidentially register as many addresses as they wishThere is no cost to the public to access and use the systemInitial funding for this program was provided by Assemblyman Gary Finch through a New York State Legislative Grant.“The Offender Watch web based program is a tremendous tool for keeping the sex offenders living in our community in check. I feel that we have a responsibility to keep the public informed of the potential risks in and around their neighborhoods. This system does that in real time and creates a partnership between Law Enforcement and the public… the result is an informed population and a safer community!”Sheriff Rob OuthouseFor more information log on: www.cayugacounty.us/sheriff and www.watchsystems.com The “Operation Safe Child ID” program will also be demonstrated along with information on the “STOPPED” program.

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