North Carolinians have a new tool to help locate registered sex offenders near homes, schools, parks, or any location, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Wednesday.
Cooper is making available a free NC Sex Offender Registry application for Android devices developed by his NC Department of Justice. The app is available for download via the Google Play Store or at www.ncdoj.gov.
Approximately 40,000 people have downloaded the version of the app for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® since it launched last year, and an updated version is now available for download via iTunes® or at www.ncdoj.gov, officials said.
“Knowing where sex offenders live can help you plan for your family’s safety,” Cooper said. “Now people can have this critical safety information at their fingertips, wherever they are.”