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LE Agencies Turning to Sex-Offender E-mail Alerts

December 16, 2010  | 

A growing number of law enforcement agencies and states are turning to e-mail to alert victims and others about when sex offenders move into their neighborhood, or change jobs or schools.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Sacramento police and sheriff's departments rolled out such systems in October and November, reports USA Today.

The systems usually allow anyone to enter an address and get e-mails notifying them when a sex offender registers a home, work or school address near them.

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