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 nsopw.gov.
This release addresses an issue where the app would sometimes fail to launch.
Ratings and Reviews
This app has lots of bugs I’m not sure how to explain it but it would automatically just quit in the middle of scrolling don’t know what to do about it
Map not populated with locations of offenders
Just downloaded now and took a quick look at St. Paul Mn area. Tapped on map to provide a point around which to search. A label pops up telling how many offenders are in the area but no indication of the boundaries of the area. I finally was able to place a pin and get a hit that said "9 results" (nothing shows on map, which is counter to what the description pictures show). Clicked on "results" and got a list, less than half showed a photo. Clicked on the individual hoping to see details but details were minimal. At the bottom of the page was a button for more info which took me to the website/page for what looks like a booking page with much more detail like "last known address" and more description (height, weight....)
Should have more data in the app like a pin or icon showing perps location. Trying to find a safe location for my daughter to live. This is somewhat helpful but could be much better. I will watch for improvements.
Doesn’t work deleting
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- 45.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.