Sex Offender Registry (SOR)
Pursuant to KRS 17.580, the Kentucky State Police provides sex offender registration information to the public through this website. The intent of this site is to promote public safety and awareness by alerting possible victims of potential danger, not to punish or embarrass offenders.
Convicted sex offenders have always lived in our communities; only in recent years have laws been passed which have required these offenders to register with authorities.
Unfortunately, many convicted sex offenders do re-offend. There is an overriding public interest and need to ensure the safety of the public by providing information concerning registered offenders to the public. It is important to note that not all criminal offenses require registration with the Kentucky State Police, only those covered by statute.
Do you need to report information regarding non-emergency criminal activity on the part of a registered sex offender? You can report tips on suspected activity by contacting your local law enforcement agency (police department, sheriff, or nearest Kentucky State Police post).
Never submit information of an emergency nature via this website. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911 or telephone your local law enforcement agency immediately.
Up-to-date, real time information regarding the release of registered sex offenders into local communities is available through a program developed by the Kentucky State Police in cooperation with the Department of Corrections and the Division of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services.
The Sex Offender Alert Line is an easy way for parents, school personnel, day care workers and any citizen to have an impact on crime and to take proactive steps in protecting children.
Using the Sex Offender Alert Line does not require a computer, only a phone. Place a toll free telephone call to 1-866-564-5652 and provide your telephone number and up to three zip codes to monitor. Calls can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As soon as the Kentucky State Police receive notice that a registered sex offender is moving into one of the zip code areas that you entered, you will receive a notification call which will direct you to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry website at http://kspsor.state.ky.us for more information.
The Alert Line system will attempt calls every two hours for a 24- hour period beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. Calls will not be made between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to prevent children from receiving the call. The notification is capable of being left on a telephone answering machine.
It is not necessary to own a computer in order to register for and use the Sex Offender Alert Line. Citizens that do not have computers can utilize systems with free Internet access at any public library in Kentucky.
THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE DOES NOT AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE.
UNDER KRS 525.070 AND 525.080, USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THIS WEB SITE TO HARASS A PERSON IDENTIFIED ON THIS WEB SITE IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE PUNISHABLE BY UP TO NINETY (90) DAYS IN THE COUNTY JAIL. MORE SEVERE CRIMINAL PENALTIES APPLY FOR MORE SEVERE CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST A PERSON IDENTIFIED ON THIS WEB SITE.
The information in the Sex Offender Registry FAQ is provided solely for the convenience of the public and is not intended to constitute a formal legal opinion or legal advice. You may wish to consult an attorney if you have any questions on sex offender registration requirements.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, the information contained herein is based on the current version of the Sex Offender Registration Act and is not intended to address previous statutory requirements.
BY USING THIS WEB SITE, THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE OR SHE HAS READ THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER.