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.