Sex and Violent Offender Registry

Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary's Law requires sheriff departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sheriff's Sex Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff departments (or, in Marion County, the Indianapolis Police Department). The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana.

The state of Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Directory can be accessed at

Effective July 27, 2006, President George W. Bush signed into law the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. The act included the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), provides information to the public on the whereabouts of registered sex offenders regardless of state boundaries.

The National Sex and Violent Offender Directory can be accessed at 

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