Know Your Neighborhood This Halloween: Nebraska Offenders Map Available

This Halloween (Thursday) it is the goal of all law enforcement to keep you and (more importantly) your trick-or-treaters SAFE when out door to door collecting candy from various households. As a PUBLIC SERVICE the State of Nebraska hosts a dedicated website to make the public aware of any and all potential offenders in town. These offenders are on the list for a number of different violations and different levels.

Please take a moment and visit the site map from the state HERE to ensure that you and your entire family have a safe and happy Halloween.

Nebraska State Statute 29-4002 declares that sex offenders present a high risk to commit repeat offenses and that efforts of law enforcement agencies to protect their communities, conduct investigations, and quickly apprehend sex offenders are impaired by the lack of available information about individuals who have pleaded guilty to or have been found guilty of sex offenses and who live in their jurisdiction. Because of that, the legislature determined that state policy should assist efforts of local law enforcement agencies to protect their communities by requiring sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies as provided by the Sex Offender Registration Act.

This information is to be used to provide public notice and information about a registrant so a community can develop constructive plans to prepare themselves and their family. Sex Offenders have "always" been in our communities. The notification process will remove their ability to act secretly.

Sex offender registry information shall not be used to retaliate against the registrants, their families, or their employers in any way. Vandalism, verbal or written threats of harm are illegal and will result in arrest and prosecution.

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