To perform a sample search, click on geographic search.
Scroll down just a bit and you will see four links: NJs Twelve Most Wanted, Missing Persons, Unidentified Persons / Bodies, and finally, NJs Sex Offender Registry.Once you click on the link, you will be directed to another page fraught with text.An introduction to the online registry as well as information about Megans Law are contained herein.Researchers will also see warningsthe information obtained from the site may not be used to harass or harm the registered offenders.Researchers must also agree to the terms before they can be directed to perform a search.
Finally, once a researcher agrees to the terms, the site gets down to business and offers streamlined search methods.
Researchers may click on the following to locate the records they require: geographic search, individual search, advanced search, vehicle search, recently published (newly added offenders), statistics, and fugitives.
All and all, a comprehensive site offering various ways to locate public information.
Each state offers an online registry pertaining to registered sex offenders.
Interestingly, each state designs a site that is unique unto itself. Far from simple, this website is filled with links to information, articles, registries, etc Although it is not the simplest state registry to search, it is full of important information for researchers in this area.
As each state is mandated by federal law to make its registries of sex offenders available to the public New Jersey goes well beyond the call.