|Again with the catchphrases. "Its for the children (tm)." Hitler did it "for the children" too, you know.|
Authorities verify Etowah County sex offenders’ residences
By Lisa Rogers
Times Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10:07 p.m.
It’s for the safety of the children.
Sex Offender Verification Roundup
Gadsden Police Chief John Crane said a sex-offender compliance check is an important measure in verifying the location of convicted sex offenders in Etowah County.
More than two dozen law enforcement officers from several agencies spent Wednesday and Thursday verifying the locations of 178 convicted sex offenders living in Etowah County.
Of the 178, only one was not verified.
|Not only does he share the Hitler philosophy,|
he has the matching mustache.
Crane said working with the different agencies, including the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, FBI, ATF, state probation and several municipalities, makes an operation like this one successful.
“This is what can be accomplished when we work as a team,” he said.
The officers worked in teams of two and filled out a verification form for each person registered in the county.
“This is the meat and potatoes of what we’re doing,” James Nolan, an agent with the U.S. Marshals Service, told the officers about the verification form as he explained the laws and the necessary paperwork required in the compliance checks.
“Slow down and think about what we’re doing,” he said. “If you make contact with the offender and they are in compliance, you are pretty much done.”
|Sheriff Todd Entrekin|