Sheriffs and staff from around the country were recognized for outstanding service managing their sex offender registries during the annual Major County Sheriffs of America conference June 13. Casey Duffield (R) accepted the award on behalf of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office.

Casey Duffield recognized during sheriffs’ conference for overseeing county’s 600+ sex offenders

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) employee Casey Duffield received national recognition this week for excellence in overseeing the county’s more than 600 sex offenders. Duffield and the sheriff’s office were recognized during an awards ceremony at the Major County Sheriffs of America annual summer conference in Louisville, K.Y. on June 13.

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Duffield and GCSO use the software management tool OffenderWatch to keep track of registered sex offenders, often using the system to aid in investigations and proactively improve public safety. Of the more than 3,000 agencies and 14,000 users in the OffenderWatch network, the company selected Duffield and GCSO to receive the award.

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The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for managing, tracking and verifying registered sex offenders in the county. The office is also responsible for notifying the public of registered sex offenders. The public can sign up to receive free notifications when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood or near any address using the link below.

Sign up for OffenderWatch sex offender notifications from GCSO:
http://sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54503

There are more than 900,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. Most states have a different system for tracking these offenders, making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to keep records when the offenders cross state lines. The OffenderWatch Network is the largest sex offender registry system in the U.S., working with more than 3,000 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in 37 states.