Dozens of officers hit the streets Saturday in Escondido to ensure hundreds of registered sex offenders are complying with the terms of their release.
NBC 7’s Matt Rascon rode along with an officer from the Escondido Police Department for a look at what police are doing.
The law states that sex offenders must update police on where they live, what they do for work, and the cars they own.
Keeping track of the registered sex offenders that live in Escondido is part of the job description for some officers with the department.
Sergeant Chris Lick is one of the police officers that works with the U.S. Marshals and Probation officers to contact all sex offenders all at once.
During the Saturday sweep, officers checked in on about 160 out of 200 registered sex offenders in the city. That number can fluctuate daily with moves or deaths, police said.