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Marked Tree working to keep residents better informed

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MARKED TREE, AR (KAIT) -

Marked Tree officers recently attended a class to learn how to keep their residents better informed about sex offenders in the area.

The Marked Tree Police Department said they are not up-to-date with their online offender registry list.

The chief said residents can only see information on about half of the offenders living in town.

Chief Jerry Lung sent some officers to a class Wednesday to learn how to use new software to update their offender registry list online.

The department’s online registry currently shows there are four sex offenders living in town.

Lung said they actually have nearly double that, though, which is a slight increase over the past few years.

He said his department is working to keep their citizens better informed.

The class taught officers how to update their software.

“We felt like we were falling behind on this sex registry thing,” Lung said. “In the past, it probably wasn’t kept up with as thoroughly as it should have been. Now, we’re just trying to stay on top of that.”

Lung said the two officers will use the knowledge they learned Wednesday to get the remaining offenders online.

Lung did say his officers have done a great job making sure the offenders are abiding by the registry rules. 

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