Sexual Offender/Predator Division
The Sex Offender/Predator Unit (SOPU) kept track of the sexual offenders and sexual predators residing in Marion County, as well as those that are incarcerated in the Marion County Jail or the Department of Corrections who resided in Marion County upon their incarceration. The unit, which includes two detectives, investigates incidents of possible failure to comply with sex offender requirements. The unit also worked diligently to keep numerous databases updated including completing new registrations for those offenders and predators moving to Marion County and periodic re-registrations for those already living here. The unit conducts proactive multi-agency operations to help ensure compliance to the sex offender requirements, including Operation Candy Sweep, during Halloween.