Sex offender intensive supervision officers to be sworn in

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 22, 2010

CHARLESTON -– Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis will swear in six new sex offender intensive supervision officers during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday April 26 in the Supreme Court Chamber.

The specialized officers are working under provisions of the Child Protection Act of 2006 (House Bill 101, passed June 14, 2006).

The officers' only duty is to supervise sex offenders. They work out of their cars, not offices. They work holidays, nights, weekends, and hours in between to provide intensive supervision. The officers also work with circuit court judges and treatment providers to make sure offenders are complying with court orders.

The extended supervision includes polygraph examinations and electronic monitoring.

They will work in Region II, which includes Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Taylor, Barbour, Lewis, Upshur, Harrison, and Randolph counties.

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