But, the way the law is set up right now, we have to claim the ones that are incarcerated," explains Sheriff Bailey. This information is being made available on the Internet to facilitate public access to information about persons who have committed sex offenses to enable you to take appropriate precautions to protect yourself and those in your care from possible harm. Burton is appointed solely to this division, responsible for all offenders making certain they are in compliance with the guidelines. 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. Also, if a school or daycare is built next to a sex offender's home, that person does not have to move. As such, the registry may contain erroneous information. 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: The information in this registry is provided to MDPS by criminal justice agencies and representatives. As he knocks on a neighborhood door, Investigator Keith Burton explains, "I have a report from the DPS that he's not living where his registered address is. So, you know, check them out real good before you trust your child with them," said Bailey. Part of keeping communities safe is for local law enforcement agencies to determine how many sex offenders are really living where they say they are, and track down those who are not. Individuals included within the registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and state law. Fox says, "We go in and talk to them, make sure they're living where they said they were at according to their registry. 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. Those convicted will live with their felony record until they die and must remain on the state's sex-offender registry.