MOUNT VERNON — About 20 law enforcement officers spread out across Knox County Tuesday morning, checking on the accuracy of information registered sex offenders have filed with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. “Operation Safe Summer” was expected to continue into at least today.
Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer said there are about 78 registered sex offenders who will be checked for registration compliance.
Joining deputies on the sweep operation were Mount Vernon police officers, a representative of the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Knox County Common Pleas Court (Adult Court Services), Mount Vernon Municipal Court Probation, the Knox County Prosecutor’s office and the Mount Vernon Law Director’s Office.
Shaffer explained that the officers, working in teams of four, would be checking the registered addresses for all sex offenders. Officers would not be out to harass the offenders and would not be going to places of employment.
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