Sex Offender Registry Unit
The Sex Offender Registry Unit has been closed due to budgetary reasons.
This process has been assumed by the Portsmouoth Police Department. If you are a convicted sex offender and need to register, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department.
Convicted sex offender's all across the United States must register, re-register at regular intervals, and must keep in contact with law enforcement concerning their whereabouts, vehicle ownership, employment, internet use, and other important data. Most of this information is posted on the internet.
In order to maintain awareness of sex offenders living in your neighborhood, you can use the free service* provided by Family Watchdog. To search your neighborhood for registered sex offenders, click the link below:
Feel free to contact the Virginia State Police, for help with a search, using the nation-wide registry, or help with the Virginia State Police web site.
Legal and Illegal Uses. The information on this web site link is made available solely to provide information to the public. Unlawful use of the information for purposes of intimidating or harassing another is prohibited and willful violation is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. For purposes of this section, absent other aggravating circumstances, the mere republication or reasonable distribution of material contained on or derived for the publicly available Internet sex offender database shall not be deemed intimidation or harassment.
Mistaken Identities. Extreme care must be taken in the use of information because mistaken identification may occur when relying solely upon name, age and address to identify individuals.
* The Portsmouth Sheriff's Office does not endorse and/or responsible for any third party services mentioned on our website. We do try to recommend reliable and/or trust worthy services.
Our Office still handles Register Sex Offenders within our custody