CAMERON (August 15, 2012)--The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division and the United States Marshal's Service conducted a Sex Offender "Knock and Talk" Initiative in Cameron Tuesday.
The purpose of the "Knock and Talk" is to determine if each of the registered sex offenders in the city is in compliance with registration laws, Police Chief Randy Dixon said.
Congress, and the Texas Legislature on the local level, mandated the initiative, which involves a Sex Offender Task Force comprised of U.S. marshals and DPS officers.
The Sex Offender Task Force was accompanied by a Cameron police officer who directed the team to the city’s registered sex offenders.
Dixon said most of the 15 registrants who were interviewed were in compliance.
Compliance checks were performed for those classified as moderate to high risk individuals.
Individuals who were not in compliance will receive a follow-up communication and will be handled by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division, police said.