The Sex Offender Registration Unit (PC 290) consists of one full time Deputy Sheriff Detective who is assigned exclusively to the tracking of registered sexual offenders. The Sex Offender Registration Unit works in conjunction with the Patrol deputies in the field, the U.S. Marshall's Task force, DOJ (Department of Justice), State Parole, the California Department of Corrections and other Police and Sheriff's Offices.
The Sex Offender Registration Unit actively serves arrest warrants and monitors sex registrants to make certain they comply with the laws of the State of California. The Sex Offender Registration Unit also makes notifications to neighborhoods and communities when a high risk registered sex offender moves in. The various allied agencies, in conjunction with the department's Sex Offender Registration Unit, continue to be active in “Compliance Sweeps” throughout the county, arresting violators of the sex registration laws. Technology has played an important role in helping the citizens protect themselves against sex offenders. The new Megan's Law Website is available online. This site will provide you with access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders. Specific home addresses are displayed on more than 33,500 offenders in the California communities; as to these persons, the site displays the last registered address reported by the offender. An additional 30,500 offenders are included on the site with listing by ZIP Code, city, and county. Information on approximately 22,000 other offenders is not included on this site, but is known to law enforcement personnel.