The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit conducted a check of 400 sex offenders in Caddo Parish this week to ensure compliance with state law and registration requirements.
Sheriff Steve Prator said the result of the operation was a 99 percent compliance rate among those offenders checked. Only four had moved without notifying authorities. Those cases remain under investigation, and deputies expect to obtain arrest warrants for the violators.
During the round up, the SIU focused on Tier 2 and Tier 3 sex offenders throughout Caddo Parish, including the City of Shreveport. The Sheriff said these offenders require the strictest rules for registration for the longest periods of time.
Registered sex offenders are required to keep their personal information such as address, place of employment, and contact information up-to-date. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office conducts regular checks to ensure offenders are abiding by the law.
There are nearly 800 total sex offenders registered in Caddo Parish. The Sheriff is reminding citizens they can be notified of registered sex offenders living near their home or receive email alerts when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood by clicking on the Resources tab at caddosheriff.org or downloading the Caddo Sheriff’s app.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666