Sex Offender Registration and Tracking (SORT)
REGISTRY SITES:- GBI State of Georgia Sex Offender Registry
The Clayton County Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit (SORT) began in 1995 as a result of the enactment of federal laws that required states to create and maintain an individual sex offender registry. Currently, the SORT Unit is comprised of one deputy and two service clerks.
O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 mandates that sex offenders in Georgia must register with the local Sheriff's Office in the county where they reside. Consequently, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office is responsible for registration and tracking of the sex offenders who live in Clayton County, including maintaining related records and conducting verifications that the offender is complying with statutory requirements. Violations of this law can, and do, result in the arrest and criminal prosecution of the offender. The SORT Unit also registers offenders who are convicted of similar offenses from other jurisdictions, no matter the date of conviction, plea, or expiration of sentence. Offenders who do not meet Georgia's criteria, but are required to register in other states are also required to register under certain circumstances.
The SORT Unit maintains a current sex offender registry listing all sex offenders living, working, or attending school in Clayton County. The registry is available for public inspection and may be viewed at any time at the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office also submits the information to the Georiga Bureau of Investigation (GBI) where it may be viewed online by visitors. All registerd offenders who are properly registered are found on the GBI's website at http://services.georgia.gov/gbi/gbisor/ControllerServlet .
Information is updated regularly in an effort to assure that the information on the sex offender registry is complete and accurate. However, the Sheriff's Office makes no representation, express or implied, that the information is accurate. Offenders may have moved and failed to notify the Sheriff's Office, or the local law enforcement agency as required by law. Additional information and verification can be obtained from the Sheriff's Office or the local law enforcement agency where the sex offender lives.