July 15, 2014


Learn more about the functionality and capabilities of NSOPW


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The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is an unprecedented public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide. NSOPW is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and state, territorial, and tribal governments, working together for the safety of adults and children.
First established in 2005 as the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR), NSOPW was renamed by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 in honor of 22-year-old college student Dru Sjodin of Grand Forks, North Dakota, a young woman who was kidnapped and murdered by a sex offender who was registered in Minnesota.
NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site. Parents, employers, and other concerned residents can utilize the Website’s search tool to identify location information on sex offenders residing, working, and attending school not only in their own neighborhoods but in other nearby states and communities. In addition, the Website provides visitors with information about sexual abuse and how to protect themselves and loved ones from potential victimization.
NSOPW’s advanced search tool provides information about sex offenders through a number of search options:
  • Search by name nationally or with an individual Jurisdiction
  • Search by address (if provided by Jurisdiction)
  • Search by zip code
  • Search by county (if provided by Jurisdiction)
  • Search by city/town (if provided by Jurisdiction)
NSOPW presents the most up-to-date information as provided by each Jurisdiction. Information is hosted by each Jurisdiction, not by NSOPW or the federal government. The search criteria available for searches are limited to what each individual Jurisdiction may provide. Search results should be verified by visiting the providing Jurisdiction’s Public Registry Website for further information and/or guidance. For answers to frequently asked questions about NSOPW, visit the FAQ page.


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Conditions of Use

This Website is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Justice ("the Department"). Using this Website, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating Jurisdiction Website public information regarding the presence or location of offenders who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Website to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.
Information from the various Jurisdiction Websites is not hosted by the Department, and the Department has neither responsibility for nor control over the information available for public inspection or search from individual Jurisdiction Websites that are accessible through this Website. The Department does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information contained in Jurisdiction Websites regarding specific offenders or with respect to the omission of information about other offenders who may be residing, working, or attending school in the vicinity of any location that is the subject of any search using this Website. In this regard, the Department accepts no responsibility or liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on this information or lack thereof.
It is possible that information accessed or obtained through this Website may not reflect current residences, employment, school attendance, or other information regarding such individuals, and users are forewarned that it is incumbent upon them to verify information. Any user seeking more information or verification should communicate with the responsible Jurisdiction agency and/or the local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, works, or attends school, as appropriate. Any individual who believes that information contained in a Jurisdiction Website is not accurate should communicate with the agency responsible for compiling and updating the information with respect to that Jurisdiction Website.
Any person who uses information contained in or accessed through this Website to threaten, intimidate, or harass any individual, including registrants or family members, or who otherwise misuses this information may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability under federal and/or state law.
Users are urged to read and review the Department’s information collection and privacy/confidentiality policies before using this Website. Users are cautioned that Jurisdictions participating in this Website have their own information collection and privacy/confidentiality policies, as well as policies/disclaimers/terms and conditions for access to information contained in Jurisdiction sex offender Websites that they may wish to review.
By using this Website, the user (1) consents to and agrees to abide by and be subject to any and all policies/disclaimers/terms and conditions for access applicable to any Jurisdiction sex offender Website that the user accesses through the use of this Website and (2) waives any and all rights that the user may or might have against the Department or the United States or any of their officials, employees, or contractors arising out of use of and/or reliance on this Website.
Before you will be allowed to be a user of this Website, you must accept and agree with the conditions set forth herein by clicking on the “<i>I agree</i>” button below. If you choose not to agree, a message will appear and access will be denied.

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On this site, you may see information about a registered sex offender who you may know or be related to, or who may live, work, or go to school near you.
The information contained on this portion of NSOPW will assist you in learning the facts about sexual abuse and help you protect yourself and loved ones from potential victimization.

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Please note that the public registry sites listed below are not maintained by the Department of Justice or NSOPW. For national search, use the NSOPW National Offender Search.
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