Pekin Police are using a new tool.
It’s a website called OffenderWatch that tells you if you are living near a sex offender.
“If they happen to move from one city to the next, it will send you an alert as well,” Public Information Officer Mike Eeten says.
Eeten says the Pekin Police Department has utilized a similar website through state police before, but this one is more accurate.
By registering with the site, Pekin is now part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies which includes over 100 Illinois agencies. The website is available at all times.