Sex Offender Registry​

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on Oct. 2, 2000, went into effect Oct. 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information, which is provided by a State, concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteers services or is a student. 

In the State of Ohio convicted sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff of the county of residence address within seven days. The registry was established pursuant to 2950.01 to 2950.14 of the Ohio Revised Code. Every person convicted on or after July 1, 1997, including juveniles tried and convicted in the courts pursuant to ORC 2950.03, whether sentenced as adults or juveniles, of a offense for which registration is required shall be required as a part of the sentence imposed upon conviction to register and re-register with the County Sheriff of the residency county as provided in ORC 2950.04.

In addition, all persons convicted of violations under the laws of the United States or any other State substantially similar to an offense for which registration is required shall provide to the local agency all necessary information for inclusion with an Ohio County Sheriff within seven days of establishing a residence with the Ohio county. Any person required to register shall also be required to re-register within seven days following any change of residence, whether within the county or any other county. The University of Findlay Campus Security, while not law enforcement certified, maintains a Web link with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Web page for Registered Sex Offenders within Hancock County.

To access the Sex Offender Search web site follow this link: Hancock County Sheriff's Office website.