How to find sex offenders in your area

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Police Department said they often use the Department of Public Safety website to find registered offenders. It lists sex offenders by county, plotting dots on a map.

By law, sex offenders must register, but the police deparment takes it a step further.

"We have compliance checks where we'll have patrol officers, they'll be assigned individual offenders and they'll check on these people randomly once or twice a month to make sure they are living where they're living, or they're following their judicial guidelines," said Lt. Mike Shapaka.

To locate sex offenders near you, go to the big red box.