Sheriffs launch Offender Watch in Ind.

July 12, 2010 (CHICAGO) Sheriff's departments in every county are using a system called Offender Watch. The Web-based program provides information on anyone convicted of a sex offense or violent offense in Indiana.

Authorities will use the system to monitor offenders and ensure they meet legal requirements.

The public can access information about those who live in or near their communities.

Residents can also register to receive emails when offenders move into a certain neighborhood.

For more information on Offender Watch, please visit

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