The reason for providing this information is to make it more easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual. Comparisons based on appearance may also be misleading, and cannot establish a positive identification without some possibility of error. Also, if a school or daycare is built next to a sex offender's home, that person does not have to move. For questions regarding the information included in this registry, please contact MDPS via e-mail at msor mdps. If they work, we make sure all that information is updated with the sheriff's office. Sheriff's departments across the state are committed to making sure streets are safe and offenders are not violating any laws. A positive identification of an individual cannot be conclusively established by comparing name, date of birth, social security number or other information with that provided in this registry. Right now, the violators are few and far between, but investigators say it takes a team working together on a daily basis to keep those felons in compliance and keep others from becoming innocent victims. Investigator Keith Burton with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department says less than two percent of those offenders are in violation. Burton is appointed solely to this division, responsible for all offenders making certain they are in compliance with the guidelines. You can directly access this page and avoid potential monitoring of your use of this site by a private or commercial enterprise or other third party provider by going to: You are cautioned that information provided on this site may not reflect the current residence, employment, school attendance, status, or other information regarding an offender. Sheriff Bailey says it's his ultimate goal to keep you and your children safe. Once back in the office Burton is able to use animated maps to determine if this location or any other locations occupied by sex offenders are in violation. However, this information can change quickly. Persons who have been arrested or charged with a registrable sex offense or a child- victim oriented offense are not required to register unless the arrest or charge results in a conviction. But, the way the law is set up right now, we have to claim the ones that are incarcerated," explains Sheriff Bailey.