US Dept. of Justice NSOPW App 12+

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


This is the official U.S. Department of Justice national sex offender search app. This app is funded through a grant from the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (“SMART”), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. SMART is responsible for The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), a public safety resource that provides the public with free access to sex offender data nationwide. This application is designed to provide additional access to NSOPW.

This app provides users with information about registered sex offenders that have residential, employment, or school addresses that are within a close proximity of the mobile device running the app. Searches can be conducted nationally using a ¼ mile, ½ mile, or 1 mile radius or by offender name. The initial search will be performed based upon the location of the mobile device, but searches can be run from other locations by tapping those locations on the map. In the event that the registering jurisdiction (state, territory, Indian tribe, or District of Columbia) for the user’s area does not allow searching by geographic coordinates for registered sex offender addresses, a zip code search will be used to find matching offenders and the results can be viewed by tapping the status message at the top of the app. NSOPW is actively working with all jurisdictions to allow searching by geographic coordinates and will modify the app searching capabilities as improvements become available.

Please be aware that when you tap the “More Information” button when viewing the details of a matching record you will be directed to the details about the particular registered sex offender on the registering jurisdiction’s public sex offender website. These websites are outside of NSOPW’s control and may not be mobile device friendly.

The purpose of this app is solely to provide users with the ability to search for registered sex offender by location and name. If you would like sexual abuse education and prevention information or have questions about sex offender registration in general please visit NSOPW at

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

User interface improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Forgotten756854 ,


Wow it’s nice to have this,I just found out that someone 2 houses away from me was a child predator and just recently got arrested and what scared me the most is I remember when I was a kid like around 8-9 he wanted me to go inside his house for some reason I can’t remember but I ran away because my mother told me to stay away from that house,but I wish this app worked in my state though 😢

LizzSmithh7491 ,


I love that most of these offender’s pictures are shown. Now we know exactly who & where they are, as to avoid them for the safety of our children. The sad thing is that the police station doesn’t stop them from being in places they shouldn’t be. At least with NSOPW, we are well aware of these disgusting humans.

TheRiceKing ,

Surprisingly good

App is very well designed. Is fast, accurate and easy to use.

App Privacy

The developer, The Institute for Intergovernmental Research, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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