Keeping track track of sex offenders in North Dakota requires technology and the teamwork of law enforcement and communities across the state.
There are among nearly 1,900 sex offenders in the state, according to Liz Brocker, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office.
A website for the Attorney General’s Office tracks the locations of sex offenders in the state, based on their residence or place of employment. Staff with the office work extensively to keep the website up to date with extensive information on offenders, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.
Meanwhile, law enforcement in communities across the state work to register offenders, check up on them and make sure they are compliant with state law. The compliance rate for registration is almost 98 percent, Brocker said.
“I think we have one of the best sex offender websites in the country,” Stenehjem said, adding local communities, do a good job of keeping track of sex offenders.