The Lakeland Police Department assists other governmental agencies in the monitoring and verification of sexual offenders and sexual predators.
The Department does not maintain specific databases or registries of these offenders in our community. We do work with Probation Officers from the Department of Corrections and other law enforcement agencies by assisting with address verifications throughout the year.
As a service to the community, we provide a link below to the web site of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's FDLE Sexual Predator/Offender Registry.
Stay Informed: Know The Difference Between
Sexual Predators and Offenders
The terms sexual predator and sexual offender are not interchangeable. Each is a legally defined designation as outlined in Florida statutes. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has a comprehensive legal brief that outlines the differences between predator and offender designations.
Check out their FAQs About Florida Sex Offender Laws
An additional source for checking sexual offender lists by zip code can be found at PublicData.com.