National Sex Offender Public Database
Access to the National Sex Offender Public Database
eVisitor software has an optional feature that allows the user to check a visitor’s information against a database on the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW). The following information has been compiled from the NSOPW’s “About” and “FAQ” pages.
What is the National Sex Offender Public Website?
The National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is a public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide.
How does the National Sex Offender Public Website work?
The NSOPW links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site. It presents the most up-to-date information as provided and hosted by each Jurisdiction.
What is a “Jurisdiction”?
The public sex offender registries hosting sex offender information are known as “Jurisdictions.” These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and participating Indian tribes. The complete NSOPW list of Jurisdictions links users to each participating Jurisdiction’s web site.
Who manages the National Sex Offender Public Website?
NSOPW is managed by the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), as authorized by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). See contact information below.