CAMERON - The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division and the United States Marshall's conducted the first Sex Offender "Knock and Talk" Initiative in Cameron on Tuesday.
The Sex Offender Task Force was accompanied by a Cameron Police Officer who directed the Task Force to the locations of the offenders in the City of Cameron. The purpose of the "Knock and Talk" was to determine if each of the registered sex offenders were in compliance with the law of reporting.
This initiative is a state wide and nationwide program that will determine the compliance of registered sex offenders in all parts of the United States. The United States Congress has mandated the Marshal's Service conduct these events as did the Legislature of the State of Texas on the local level.
This initiative was performed by three agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety and two Deputy US Marshal's from the Waco office. The Task Force only interviewed individuals who resided within the city limits of Cameron.
There were no incidents during the initiative and the majority of the 15 registrants who were interviewed were in compliance. Compliance checks were performed in those who are classified as moderate to high risk individuals. Those who were not in compliance will be handled by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division for follow up.