Appriss, a leading criminal justice technology provider, has enhanced its victim and community notification services by partnering with Watch Systems, the number one sex offender registration, verification, and community notification provider in the US. The combined services of the two companies will enable state and local law enforcement agencies to better track registered sex offenders in their communities.
Since 2001, Appriss has been providing sex offender notification technology in states including Kentucky, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Appriss currently notifies residents and businesses when registered sex offenders move into their neighborhoods. Its solutions also locate non-complaint offenders and update at-risk agencies of registered sex offenders in their area via phone, fax, or email.
Thanks to the partnership agreement, Appriss will now be able to tap into Watch Systems’ OffenderWatch to enhance law enforcement’s ability to track offenders’ whereabouts.
OffenderWatch is the leading hosted, web-based sex offender registration and verification database to assist sheriffs in managing the sex offender population in their communities. It promotes improved compliance with local statutes and provides a searchable, secure law enforcement database for mapping and queries.
OffenderWatch also gives citizens access to local offender information in a format that was previously unavailable.
The combination of experience, secure hosting, and the leading commercial off-the-shelf application creates a powerful solution for tracking sex offenders. Together, Appriss and Watch Systems are providing services covering nearly 70,000 sex offenders – about 15% of the registered sex offender population in the US.