Middlefield has 16 registered sex offenders. These offenders can be searched on http://familywatchdog.us with addresses and pictures viewable to the public.
How safe is your neighborhood?
* 1 out of 5 girls and 1 of 6 boys will be molested before their 18th birthday.
* 90% of all sexual assaults against children are committed by someone whom the victim knew.
* The typical sexual predator will assault 117 times before being caught.
* The re-arrest rate for convicted child molesters is 52%.
These shocking statistics come from recent studies on the epidemic of sexual assaults that plagues our society today.
Law enforcement is tasked with tracking sex offenders and our community feels safe when we know we have great men and women in uniform protecting our streets and parks. We as parents want to feel safe when our children are walking home from school or playing in the neighbor’s yard. It would be a perfect world if we knew where our children are all the time but that is not possible.
What do we do? We educate them. We teach them the buddy system. We get to know their friend’s family and the neighbors on our street. With today’s technology the internet is a powerful tool. It helps you view known sex offenders and predators in your area. Family Watchdog is a free service that provides you with the information you need to protect your loved ones. Knowing who these people are and what they’ve done provides you with your best defense to protect your family awareness.
Family Watchdog.us is proudly the only sex offender registry in existence that is able to map registered sex offenders from all states.
Steve Roddel, founder of http://familywatchdog.us, began a 25 year career in Information Technology as an 18 year old computer programmer in the United States Marine Corps. He has been employed and has consulted to some of the largest corporations and government entities in the world, which prepared him for the challenges presented by FamilyWatchdog.us.
FamilyWatchdog.us was formed as a result of the senseless murder of 9 year old Jessica Lunsford who was brutally assaulted and murdered by a neighbor and convicted sex offender in 2005. Mr. Roddel, concerned about the safety of his own family, tried to locate sex offenders in his own neighborhood. Using his state’s sex offender registry, he was unable to locate 4 sex offenders in his immediate area, one that was about 600 feet from his house. Using his knowledge of Information Technology, Mr. Roddel successfully mapped offenders from his state’s registry, and was able for the first time to present a map of sex offenders – where they lived, and where they worked. Initially, Mr. Roddel was simply going to create a map of sex offenders for his own state, but upon discussions with other people in other states, decided to set the goal of mapping offenders across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Family Watchdog’s mission is to build awareness of nearby threats by providing accessible and accurate sex offender location information. To meet this goal, Family Watchdog has built a bilingual safety portal on both the online and mobile platforms. Their service is extremely easy to use, contains information from all states, and is updated on a daily basis to ensure that information is as current as the states from which they receive sex offender data.
In 1 year, Watchdog has become one of the top 1,500 destinations on the Internet. Watchdog has been supported by John Walsh, Ed Smart, Erin Runnion, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Bill O’Reilly, Attorney General Charlie Crist of Florida, and over 200 law enforcement agencies and other government officials. Their supporters have greatly enhanced their credibility and accelerated the acceptance by the community.
Concerned that everyone needs access to this critical safety information, the FamilyWatchdog.us offender search is provided as a community service at absolutely no charge to visitors. FamilyWatchdog.us relies on advertising, corporate sponsorships and partnerships, and sales of notifications to fund their operational expenses and long-term investment required to maintain the best available technology to locate nearby offenders. Their service is provided in English and Spanish, and is available both on-line and on any web-enabled cellular phone. Simply browse to http://familywatchdog.us using a PC or cell phone to access FamilyWatchdog.us.
Until their service is no longer needed, Family Watchdog resolves to be the premier source of sex offender information available.
We invite you to use our free service to locate registered sex offenders in your area. Just enter an address and they will show a map. You can click on the squares that appear and see photos, addresses, convictions and other information about the offender.
You specify addresses that you want to watch and the distance around those addresses. They do the rest. They can also monitor spcific offenders as well. They update data daily from multiple state sex offender registries. As soon as a convicted sex offender registers an address in your area, they will alert you. It’s that easy.
Russell, D.E.H. and Bolen, R.M., 2000. The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States. Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications.
Snyder, H.N., U. S. Department of Justice Statistics, 2000. Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics.
Center for Sex Offender Management, (2001). Recidivism of Sex Offenders, Full Report and Statistics.
* Always know where your children are.
* Put your children’s emergency identification (name, address, phone number) on their clothes.
* Teach your children your home phone number and to how call 911 if there is an emergency.
* Agree on a specific time when children must return home.
* Contact law enforcement authorities immediately if there is any suspicious or unlawful activity.
* Purchase and watch The Safe Side video with your children.
* Always tell your parents where you are going.
* Never enter any home without getting your parent’s permission first.
* Never get into any vehicle, unless your parents know and have said it’s OK.
* Always wear reflective clothing at night.
* Never approach any house that is not well lit.
* Remember anything weird that an adult says or does to you and tell your parents immediately.
* Run away from people who offer you candy or other treats or want you to help look for their puppy or kitten.
* Scream, run and fight if anyone tries to grab you or make you to go with them.
* Don’t play in areas that you are unfamiliar with.
* Stay on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, always walk facing traffic.