SLED launches new sex offender monitoring system

The State Law Enforcement Division announced a new online program that helps the public track registered sex offenders in their area.
The new web program, called “Offender Watch” gives citizens access to information about convicted sex offenders who live in their neighborhoods. Residents can search by town name, zip code, or even their address to find offenders within a two-mile radius.
SLED on Friday announced the new feature on its web site. It will eventually feature the same program on the websites of all 46 sheriffs’ departments in South Carolina by mid November.
Each offender has a profile that shows their address, their convictions and a color photograph of the person. In switching to this program, SLED found that information on thousands of offenders was inaccurate.