Skip to Main Content. The task of the registration process and enforcement is assigned to the Sex Offender Registration Enforcement Unit. Failure to Report There is zero tolerance for non-compliant offenders. If the offender fails to report to the Sheriff when required to do so, this Unit will begin a process to contact the offender to bring the offender into compliance.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol maintains a publicly available database. Offenders must keep their information up-to-date and notify law enforcement when they move. The audit released by state Auditor Nicole Galloway says 1, sex offenders are unaccounted for — about 8 percent of the nearly 16, registered sex offenders in Missouri — and it blames inadequate enforcement of the registration requirement at the local level. In 14 counties and the city of St. Louis, the whereabouts of more than 10 percent of sex offenders is unknown. Galloway said the audit did not compare compliance rates in Missouri with other states, nor did it examine if non-compliant sex offenders committed additional crimes.
Additional information and verification may be obtained from the Chief Law Enforcement Official Sheriff of the county where the sex offender resides. The web site is intended to supplement and complement the sex offender registries maintained by the various counties. The information on the web site refers only to persons who have been convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual. Offenders required to register for crimes of kidnapping, felonious restraint or child abuse may not be listed on this web site. The Sex Offender Registry was created in response to the Missouri Legislature's resolution to facilitate public access to available information about persons registered as sexual offenders.