The Key West Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit recently partnered with the United States Marshals Service to conduct biannual sex offender registration checks. Detectives and agents checked all offenders residing in the City of Key West, including some residing on live-aboard vessels surrounding Key West. The Key West Police Marine Unit assisted with transporting detectives and agents to the liveaboard vessels and nearby islands to locate the offenders.
The registration checks consist of gathering and confirming the offender's personal information, such as any new employment, vehicles, vessels, phone numbers, and social media, and taking photographs of the offender as required by Florida Statutes.
During this operation, detectives conducted twenty-three registration checks, leading to one arrest for registration violations.