Sex offender and compliance enforcement grant

Sex offender and compliance enforcement grant

Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades brought this request to the Board of County Commissioners during the Tuesday, July 18, 2006 meeting to add a line item to the appropriate budget in order to receive the Washington County--Sex Offender And Compliance Enforcement In Maryland Initiative Grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention in the amount of $30,000 for the period from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.
Mades told the Board that the program provides monitoring of sexual offenders who are required to register or re-register with the program. Grant funds would be used to hire a part-time office associate to act as the Sex Offender Registrar. In addition, funds would be used to pay overtime for a contractual sworn deputy to conduct compliance checks and investigations.
Mades told the Board that the program would benefit the entire population of Washington County by ensuring that sex offenders are in compliance with Maryland's laws. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.