The “registry verification representatives” wear street clothes and travel in nondescript Toyota sedans. They work in pairs, knocking on doors at run-down trailers and waterfront mansions to find out if registered sex offenders are actually living where they say they are.
But this is not some elite police unit. It is part of an unusual public-private partnership in Long Island’s Suffolk County that uses six retired New York City police officers to hold ex-cons accountable to sex-offender registry laws. Full Article