The public may request information from local law enforcement agencies or
FDLE regarding sex offenders and predators. Law enforcement may release public
information about registered offenders "in any manner deemed appropriate."
FDLE Sex Offenders Database provides an online capability to check the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement for current information on registered Florida sexual offenders and predators
living in our community. You may request information statewide based on your zip
code, city, or county. Additionally, you may contact FDLE by telephone at
1-888-357-7332 with specific offender or predator questions.
You may also sign up for the
Florida Offender Alert System. This system will send
an email when a registered Florida sexual offender or predator moves close to an
address specified by you OR an offender or predator you have chosen to track has updated address information.
Tampa Police Department - Sexual Predator Identification and
Notification (SPIN) Program is a comprehensive community policing (COP) initiative that proactively
deals with the issue of registered sexual predators and offenders in our
community. The COP concept goes beyond the minimum requirements of Florida's
Sexual Predator Act by empowering the officers working within communities to
proactively monitor these individuals. To accomplish this important public
safety objective, patrol officers conduct random checks of the sexual offender
or predator's residence. Detailed reports are completed and forwarded to
the TPD Criminal Tracking Unit for a compliance review. Detectives will
follow up on any potential issues of non-compliance and make arrests
TPD reconciles its offender and predator information with the FDLE offender database on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy, and to enhance public safety within the City of Tampa. Additionally, the SPIN program provides education to community members, enabling them to utilize public information on sexual offenders and predators, with the purpose of enhancing your
contact the Tampa Police Department's SPIN Program for more
information about how to stay informed about sexual offenders and predators
in your area.
The Tampa Police Department utilizes the
A Child is Missing Alert
notification system to inform residents within a designated
area that a sexual predator has moved into their area. The message
is sent for informational purposes only. There is no need to contact the police
department upon receipt of this type of community alert. Any specific concerns
or questions may be
emailed to the TPD Criminal Tracking Unit.