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Multi-Agency Effort Done To Check On Sex Offenders

Most Offenders Compliant With Their Sentences

July 22, 2019 - 7:07 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A multi-agency operation that checked up on sex offenders in the Las Vegas Valley found almost two dozen of the 300 offenders were labeled as "non-compliant".

From July 15-19, the U.S. Marshals District of Nevada’s Sex Offender Predator Apprehension Team (SOPAT) worked with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation to conduct Operation Dry Heat.

As a result of the coordinated efforts, 300 verifications were conducted with 280 sex offenders compliant, and 20 were found to be non-compliant.

The 20 non-complaint sex offenders will be further investigated to determine if they are in violation of federal or state sex offender registration laws. 

Participating officers were given the case files on over 300 know sex-offenders in the Las Vegas Valley. Home address checks were conducted to ensure the offenders were at the provided address on file and compliant with State and Federal laws regulating the registered sex-offenders.

The SOPAT is a permanent team that brings together the resources and expertise of state, local, and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to conduct compliance checks, investigate, and arrest sex offenders. The SOPAT is led by the U.S. Marshals and is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Division of Parole and Probation, and the Henderson Police Department.