The online Kansas offender registry, which includes profiles and photos of people convicted of certain sex, drug, and violent offenses, has a new look.
The website, maintained by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, received a recent update and includes new features, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
The site, previously searchable by name, address, or county, can now be searched by phone number, email address, or online identifiers, such as social media identities. The results will indicate a match or no match but will not indicate which social media site the offender uses.
The public can sign up for email notifications that are triggered when an offender moves into their area. Those who sign up online can also obtain a notification with an offenders work address.
“These enhancements to the offender registry are designed to help keep our communities safe and informed,” said Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
The improvements to the registry were funded through federal grants and help keep Kansas in compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.
Douglas County currently has 86 sex offenders, 22 violent offenders and 14 drug offenders listed on the site.
To view and search the site, visit www.kbi.ks.gov/registeredoffender.