Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary’s Law (named for 10 year old Zachary Snider of Cloverdale, Indiana who was murdered by a convicted child molester in 1993) requires sheriff departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sheriffs’ Sex Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff departments. The purpose of the registry is to inform the public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana.
A sex offender is someone who has been convicted of a sex crime that is a D felony or higher.
The following sex offenders are required to register with the Sheriff’s Department in the county where the offender intends to live, work or study for longer than seven days. (IC 11-8-8-7)
When an offender is released from a prison or jail, they are required to report to the local law enforcement officials within 7 days of being released.
If the offender does not report to law enforcement officials they are subject to being charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Search for an Offender
You may search for an offender on the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Sex Offender Registry by clicking the link below.
OffenderWatch®, a sex offender mapping and alerting service aids citizens in avoiding dangerous homes.
If you suspect that someone should be registered or know of someone who should be that isn’t, please contact us so that we may take the appropriate actions.
For further information or questions about the Sex Offender Registry contact the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.