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Pasco Starts Monthly Sex Offender Meetings

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PASCO, Wash.-- The Pasco Police Department will start having monthly sex offender meetings.

It's not exactly a new idea. In the past Pasco police say they've done meetings to let the public know about a sex offender out in the community.

Now they'll just be a little more consistent. At the meetings police will give safety tips, and crime prevention techniques.

They refer everyone to the Franklin county web site as a way to find out if there is a registered sex offender living in your neighborhood.

Right now the Pasco Police Department has two detectives assigned to monitor offenders.

"You may have a new offender coming into your community, once maybe twice a month, but you do have these offenders that you continually have to monitor and keep track of," said Captain Jim Raymond, with the Pasco Police Department.

In Kennewick a similar meeting takes place the second Wednesday of each month. It takes place at the Kennewick Police Department.

The first meeting in Pasco is set for Thursday at 7:00 p.m. In the training room at the Pasco Parks and Recreations Building.

Located in the first floor of Pasco city hall.