U.S. Marshal’s Service, Police Tracking Sioux Falls Sex Offenders
The Sioux Falls Police Department and the U.S. Marshal's Office are teaming up together and cracking down on sex offender compliance checks.
"Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County have approximately 700 registered sex offenders," according to Police Sgt. Sean Koistra. "That number varies month by month. But, it stays around the 700 mark. That's a lot of people we need to go out and verify their addresses. Right now, the responsibility in verifying these addresses falls our patrol officers. In light of this sex offender initiative, we are able to remove the responsibility of making these address verification off of our officers."
Scott Rolstag is with the U.S. Marshal's Service.
"This initiative is a coordinated effort to do compliance checks on a monthly basis for a year period. We will endeavor to do about 60 checks per month. We see value in assisting and partnering with the Sioux Falls Police Department!"
Rolstag says a number of sex offender violations are failure to update where they are living.