The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, is a cooperative effort between the state agencies hosting public sexual offender registries and the federal government. This Web site is a search tool allowing a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders through a number of search options.
The criteria for searching are limited to what each individual state may provide. Also, because information is hosted by each state and not by the federal government, search results should be verified by the user in the state where the information is posted. Users are advised to visit the corresponding state Websites for further information and/or guidance, as appropriate.
Once inside database accept user agreement, fill out criteria and begin search by state, city or zip code. When names appear, click on the name and a photo, address and type of crime will appear.