AlertID expands service to 224 million people

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Updated: 12/13/2012 12:00 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- AlertID, a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, now provides alerts from state sex offender databases (“SODs”) for more than 224 million people or more than 70 percent of the US population.

Today, AlertID is announcing the availability of sex offender alerts to residents in New Mexico and Minnesota in addition to states already supported including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Additional states will be announced soon.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported in its Map of Registered Sex Offenders dated November 4, 2011 that there were more than 745,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. States are required by The Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act of 2006 to provide public access to their SODs but are not required to notify residents if an offender’s information, such as his or her address, changes.

With AlertID, members can view a local map showing where registered offenders are in their neighborhoods. If an offender moves into their neighborhood or near their school, AlertID will automatically send an alert. Also included in each alert are important safety tips. If traveling to other areas, members can access the same information with AlertID’s free mobile app.

The information contained in the SODs is only to be used to protect families, and AlertID members determine whether they want to receive the alerts and for what geographic areas.

To sign up for a free account, or for more information, go to www.AlertID.com.

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