SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION
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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit has the responsibility of registering sexual offenders, predators and career offenders that reside in Marion County. The unit conducts address verifications at the home of each sexual offender/predator at least four times a year and once a year for career offenders. Sexual offenders and predators are required to register either two or four times a year based on their offense which allows the unit to see them at least six to eight times every year. Any violations or complaints received by the MCSO are investigated by the unit, and we also work to educate the public on sexual offenders by hosting community presentations and law enforcement training.
We have provided several links to assist you in understanding Florida sexual offender and predator laws and responsibilities. We also have several agency links listed to aide you in determining if you have a sexual offender or predator residing in your neighborhood. Some of these links also provide you with the ability to register and receive e-mail alerts for your neighborhood or a specific offender or predator that you choose to monitor.
All Florida Sex Offenders and Predators are required to abide by the rules set forth in the “FDLE Sexual Predator/Sexual Offender Notice of Responsibilities” form that they sign during the registration process.
A Sexual Predator/Offender who is on “Supervision” status will also have a probation officer and will most likely have more sanctions to follow as set forth by the Department of Corrections. Contact would have to be made with the appropriate probation officer to determine their sanctions before determining if there is a violation.
Should you have any concerns about a sexual offender or predator’s compliance with the law, you can e-mail the Sex Offender Unit here. You can also call us during business hours at 352-368-3517.