Registered Sex Offenders
Under Texas law, persons convicted and or/charged for certain sex offenses must register with the local law enforcement agency within whose jurisdiction they reside. The law also requires the agency that registers the offender to notify the public of the offender's presence in the community.
Texas Database of Sex Offenders
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) also maintains a statewide database of registered sex offenders and other matters of interest. This database is open to the general public and may be accessed through the DPS website
The Texas Department of Public Safety sends out post cards to neighborhoods when a “High Risk” offender moves into their community to inform citizens of their presence.
- The City of Rowlett enacted a City Ordinance in June 2006 stating registered sex offenders may not reside within 1000 ft. of a Child Safety Zone (large file - may be slow to download), defined in this ordinance as places where children gather
- If you have questions regarding registered sex offenders feel free to contact Detective David Waters in the Criminal Investigations Division at 972-412-6280 or by Email.