Frankfort PD enforcing face-to-face visits with sex offenders

Frankfort Police Department (WLFI File Photo)
Frankfort Police Department (WLFI File Photo)

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – Frankfort Police Department announced they will be conducting face-to-face visits with sex offenders to verify compliance with Indiana’s laws.

In a partnership with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Frankfort police said they will be monitoring registered sex and violent offenders within the city. Officers will be conducting face-to-face interviews with offenders to verify their compliance with the state’s sex offender laws.

In a news release Police Chief Troy Bacon said, each month the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office will supply Frankfort police officers with a list of registered sex and violent offenders living within the city’s boundaries.

“Unscheduled face-to-face visits are valuable in officers being able to verify offenders’ addresses while observing any physical changes that may indicate offenders are trying to alter their appearance,” Bacon said. “These visits also help officers become familiar with specific locations of where offenders reside within the city.”

Indiana law states that all sex and violent offenders are required to register their addresses with local law enforcement. They also must notify law enforcement within three days of changes to personal information, such as addresses, employment or schooling.

“The safety and security of our community always has been and always will remain our top priority,” said Bacon. “To that end, we are taking a proactive stance to assist in the verification of locations and compliance of the law by the sex and violent offenders living in Frankfort.”

Chief Bacon urges anyone with information on offenders who have moved and not registered to call 765-654-4431.

To check the offenders living in your neighborhood, visit the Indiana Sex and Violent Offenders Registry.

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