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TEXAS SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION PROGRAM

Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure establishes the rules and procedures for sex offender registration and public notification. This law requires offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority. The Bell County Sheriff's Department registers those offenders who reside in the rural (non incorporated) portions of Bell County.

Registered sex offenders also have a requirement to periodically report to local law enforcement to verify the accuracy of their address, employment and a description of vehicles that they may operate. In most cases for adult offenders, this verification process is for life and failure to comply with this requirement may lead to felony prosecution.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department has a direct connection to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) data base and updated information is made available to the DPS on a continuous basis.

For up-to-date information about sex offenders in your area just click on the link below.

Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Records Service