The Sexual Offender Unit (SOU) is tasked with ensuring that designated offenders and predators are in compliance with their obligations as required by Florida law. Depending on the offender status, quarterly or semi-annual updates are inputted into the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sex Offender Database to ensure that records are accurate and that key information, like the offender’s residence, is shared with the public. The unit is also responsible for notifying each licensed day care center, elementary school, middle school and high school within a 1-mile radius of the residence of the sexual predator. The unit is also responsible for conducting random on-site residential visits at the officer’s home to verify they reside at the reported address.
The unit is also responsible with ensuring that designated career offenders are in compliance with their obligations as required by Florida law. On-site residential visits at the offender’s home are conducted to verify they reside at the reported address.
The unit works closely with both the Child Protective Specialist Section and the Crimes Against Children Section to enhance public safety, provide critical intelligence for investigators and contribute to protecting the children of our community.