Offenders required by law to report certain information to local sheriff’s offices
Officers gather at the Gage County Emergency Management Center
BEATRICE – A regional sweep to check if sex offenders are complying with the law is being undertaken by local and federal officials.
Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson said his office and the U.S. Marshal’s Service planned and coordinated a countywide compliance verification operation, involving multiple agencies in Gage, Johnson and Pawnee counties. .
The effort involved law enforcement sending investigators to the addresses of people on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry list.
In Gage County alone, 64 people are on the registry and, by law, must report to the county sheriff’s office information such as residence, occupation, vehicles and schools they attend.
Gustafson says multiple investigations are underway for possible violations of the Sex Offender Registration Act as a result of the sweep. It is not known how many violations were discovered.
The Gage County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshal’s Department, Beatrice Police, Wymore Police, Nebraska State Patrol, and Johnson and Pawnee County Sheriff’s Offices were involved. in the scan.