Email alerts to notify families of sex offenders

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Niagara County is making it easier for families to monitor where sex offenders are living.

Sheriff James Voutour says 270 of the most serious offenders appear on NiagaraSheriff.com.

Residents can follow instructions on the website to see where sex offenders are living. Citizens can register their addresses in the system and then sign up for email alerts, so they can be notified when an offender moves within a quarter- to two-mile radius of them.

The sheriff encourages families to register the addresses of their homes and the places where they spend a lot of time, so they can be aware of their surroundings.

The website also offers other safety tips to keep you and your family safe.

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