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Sex Offender Data:
THIS DATA INCLUDES UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY AND ALL CITIES EXCEPT SPRINGDALE. WE WILL INCLUDE ADDITIONAL DATA ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS LIVING WITHIN CITY LIMITS AS WE RECEIVE IT.
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is releasing the information included in this site pursuant to Section 13 of Act 989 of 1997, the Sex and Child Offender Registration and Community Notification guidelines, promulgated by the Commission on Abuse, which authorize Law Enforcement to inform the public of a sex offender's release when the release of such information will enhance public safety and protection. The individual(s) identified by this feature have been convicted of an offense that requires registration with the Arkansas Crime Information Center. Furthermore, his/her previous criminal history and/or subsequent evaluation places him/her in a classification of LEVEL 3 or 4, which reflects a high potential to re-offend. The LEVEL 2 offenders that appear on the website are offenders that were 18 years of age or older at the time of the commission of the sex offense and the victim was 14 years of age or younger. Registered sex offenders who have not yet been assessed with a final community notification level are not included on this website.
HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. THIS FEATURE IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR. RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender lives. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it wasn't until passage of the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act that Law Enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, Law Enforcement is now able to share that information with you. CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE, OR HARASS OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Such abuse could potentially end Law Enforcement's ability to do community notification. We believe that the only person who wins, if community notification ends, is the sex offender, since much of their power is derived from secrecy.
This information has been developed from the best available sources. No guarantee of accuracy is granted, nor is any responsibility for reliance thereon assumed. In no event shall the County be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits or benefits arising out of the use of or reliance on the data.
This information herein is considered a graphical representation only. The County is in no way responsible for or liable for any misrepresentation or re-use of this information. Although this map has been processed successfully on the computers at Benton County, no guarantee, expressed or implied, is made by said County regarding the use of this map on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Distribution of this map is intended for information purposes and should not be considered authoritative for engineering, legal and other site-specific uses.