Sex Offenders


Family Watchdog

The Family Watchdog website allows you to locate registered sex offenders in your area by entering your street address. police - sex offender.jpg

Sex Offender Registry

Due to ongoing litigation, the Gloucester Police Department cannot post information on level three sex offenders who live or work in Gloucester. To find pictures and information about other registered sex offenders in the area, view the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Sex Offender Registry Board

police - sex offender registry.jpg

National Sex Offender Public Registry

The National Sex Offender Public Registry, coordinated by the National Institute of Justice, is a cooperative effort between state agencies hosting public sexual offender registries and the federal government. This website is a search tool that allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders through a number of search options, including:

  • City / town (if provided by state)
  • County (if provided by state)
  • Name
  • State (one or multiple)
  • Zip code

The criteria for searching are limited to what each individual state may provide. Also, because information is hosted by each state and not by the federal government, search results should be verified by the user in the state where the information is posted. Users are advised to log on to pertinent state websites for further information and/or guidance, as appropriate. police - sex offenders - keeping kids safe.png

Additional Information - Keeping Safe From Offenders

For more information about how to keep children safe from predators: