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WVSP received $30,000 grant to help develop sex offender mapping program

Local - 2/6/2014 11:06 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The West Virginia State Police received a $30,000 grant to help develop a sex offender mapping program.

The agency announced that the project will provide troopers a quick method to identify all sex offenders within a given region by making inquiries to the mapping system.  Currently, troopers have to manually search sex offender files.  Police said the mapping system will save time in the investigations of child abductions because of one of the first steps taken is to locate convicted sex offenders who live nearby.

The system is expected to be ready by July.

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