Additional information and verification may be obtained from the Chief Law Enforcement Official Sheriff of the county where the sex offender resides. The web site is intended to supplement and complement the sex offender registries maintained by the various counties. The information on the web site refers only to persons who have been convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual. Offenders required to register for crimes of kidnapping, felonious restraint or child abuse may not be listed on this web site. The Sex Offender Registry was created in response to the Missouri Legislature's resolution to facilitate public access to available information about persons registered as sexual offenders. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Criminal Justice Information Services CJIS Division, has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this web site and has made no determination that any individual included on the web site is currently dangerous.
The law follows the standards of the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Act. Sex offenders in Missouri must register within 3 days of release from jail or correction facility. Persons convicted of a sex crime in another state but wishes to move to Missouri must register in the state. Sex offenders in the state must report any changes to their registered information to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer. The Chief Law Enforcement Officer notifies the public when a sex offender moves into a neighborhood. The CLEO warns the public about the dangers of living with an offender.