Office of the Sheriff
Halloween Safety – Protect Your Family!
OffenderWatch® mapping and notification aids you
in avoiding potentially dangerous homes.
In Wayne County there are approximately 325
registered sex offenders, and we want you to
know where they reside so that you avoid those
houses when trick-or-treating.
You are encouraged to check any addresses
where they or their family spend time. The
mapping and address feature found on the website
pinpoints where an offender lives.
You will also find many other beneficial tools
such as the ability to sign up for FREE
automatic email notifications informing you if
an offender moves within a specified radius of
any address you register.
If you aren’t planning on
trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, but will
be in a different neighborhood, register that
address beforehand so you know which houses to
avoid. You can register any and all addresses
where your children spend time; for example:
friends', grandparents', or babysitters'
addresses. The alerts are in real-time and sent
out via e-mail as soon as a new offender has
registered with the Sheriff’s Office/Police
Departments. The benefit of registering for this
free confidential e-mail alert service is that
it allows the monitoring of important addresses
for you, thereby keeping you up-to- date of
newly registered offenders and making it
unnecessary for you to have to check important
addresses daily or even weekly.
The website for Wayne County is
www.waynecosheriff.org. Go to the website,
click on the link “Sex Offender Listing”, then
“Search for Offenders, in your Area” and follow
the instructions to search.
Then click "register for email alerts” to
sign up to receive FREE e-mail alerts about
Sheriff Barry Virts encourages everyone to have
a fun and safe Halloween. Knowledge is power and
knowing where the registered sex offenders
reside in your area can help you make the best
choices for safe and enjoyable Halloween