People who are convicted of certain crimes are required to register with the Sheriff's Office of the county in which they reside or are employed. Legislative auditors noted that the state's registry lists more than 73, sexual offenders and predators, but the majority of them do not live among the public in Florida.
Sex offenders are required to register with local sheriffs once they leave prison or are placed on supervision. The names and addresses of sex offenders who register with the Gainesville Police Department are provided to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which maintains a public database of names, crimes and addresses.
Arrow Left Arrow Right. Instead, many of them live in other states or have been sent back to prison.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a statewide database that tracks people who have been convicted of certain sexual offenses and have been released from prison. County Videos. Skip to Main Content.
Orange County, which is in central Florida and home to Orlando, had the highest total with 2, followed by Duval County in northeast Florida with 2, registered offenders. Judges designate certain offenders as sex "predators" if they are deemed an "extreme threat" to public safety because they have targeted children or engaged in physical violence against their victims.
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Legislative auditors noted that the state's registry lists more than 73, sexual offenders and predators, but the majority of them do not live among the public in Florida. The report by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability does not include any explanations for the rise.
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The ZIP code for which offenders are registered in the city limits of Gainesville is Sign In. Instead, many of them live in other states or have been sent back to prison. You may enter any address in the county and see real-time information on the publishable offenders within the specified radius of the address you enter.
Arrow Left Arrow Right. You may confidentially register as many addresses in the county as you wish, and OffenderWatch will continuously monitor the addresses and send you an email alert if a new offender registers an address within one mile of any address you register.