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Oregon Sex Offender information available online

OREGON - The state of Oregon began posting information about sex offenders online and more than 250-thousand hits were recorded in the first few hours.  

Oregon and their website becomes effective tomorrow.  Police said it is a great tool.  The information about the sex offenders shows where they live, who they offended and their probation information

Hermiston police said it is a great resource for them and the public. [

Chief Daniel Coulombe with the Hermiston Police Department said, "I think it's a great tool. I think the community deserves that level of information and I think they put it together really well. "
State Police said there not surprised by the huge amount of hits on the website and said that  people want to know who is  living in their neighborhoods.

Coulombe said, "I think that's the demonstration of the need and the interest."

In the Tri-Cities you have been able to look up sex offenders living in your neighborhood for a few years.  Kennewick police said they have received positive feedback from the public.

Kennewick Officer Allan Knox said, "I think it's an excellent tool and I think everybody needs to know about it and make use of it if you're going to move into a new neighborhood get on their and check that website out."