OffenderWatch database tracks where registered sex offenders reside

MOSCOW, ID - With Halloween and trick-or-treating right around the corner, you may want to find out if there are any sex offenders living in your neighborhood.

The Latah County Sheriff's Office recently joined a collaborative National Sex Offender Program called OffenderWatch. People can go online, type in an address, and see where all the registered sex offenders live within a two mile radius.

"It's basically to help monitor and track the sex offenders within the local area, but also for law enforcement to use it for statewide searches and for national searches," said Latah County Sheriff's Office Support Services Administrator Mike Rosen.

OffenderWatch can also be used to track sex offenders that live around schools and businesses. All you have to do to access the OffenderWatch database is look for the link on the Latah County Sheriff's Office homepage. You can also get to it from the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office website, and you'll find both of those links on