Be your own watchdog.
A new iPhone application can help users locate registered sex offenders on the go.
The application is called Offender Locator and pulls from the sex offender registries of all 50 states to create a searchable cell phone database.
It’s as easy as inputting an address and searching away. Offender addresses are marked with a red flag.
Spending time at a family friend’s home in an unfamiliar area? Get the lay of the land with Offender Locator. Looking for a new home? Know who your neighbors are before you even get back to the house and have time to do a Google search. Need a conversation starter at a neighbor’s backyard barbecue? Offender Locator has you covered.
The uses are endless, even if they aren’t all practical. Read a Chicago Tribune story here.
The Trib article even delves into the question of whether or not the application is actually helpful at reducing or preventing these kinds of crimes.
What do you think about Offender Locator?