Police are keeping watch on child sex offenders

Detective Inspector Mark Hafey.

CONVICTED child sex offenders who are known to visit public areas such as swimming pools or parks have been monitored under a scheme designed to protect Islanders, the JEP has learned.

During the last two years, the States police has informed three businesses that an offender is regularly using their premises. The so-called Public Interest Disclosures have been made as part of a proactive police scheme to reduce offending and prevent harm to children.

Detective Inspector Mark Hafey, head of the States police’s Public Protection Unit, which is currently involved in managing 87 sex offenders, would not give details about the information that had been released to the business owners but said it related to known offenders spending time in areas where children were likely to be.

Once a disclosure is made, staff are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. It is not believed that any of the paedophiles reoffended.


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Comments for: "Police are keeping watch on child sex offenders"


SHAME the courts are so soft .


The schools must still be shut in town, at swimming pool, in shops some with parents ,

well you hope they are with their parents.

C Le Verdic

'It is not believed that any of the paedophiles reoffended'

Quite possibly some of them were never going to offend in the first place. They may have just been foolish with their internet curiosity.

But, of course, we all know they were bound to be tempted eventually... common sense says so and can't possibly be wrong.

I trust there is a similar structure in place for burglars, shoplifters, con artists and other dodgy characters.


If you agree to double the amount of Police Officers, they might, but then where do you draw the line at BB


They have spent £23 Million looking at historic abuse whilst we have 87 perverts roaming around in real time. Talk about priorities.

Squawkie L Pelican

This has got to warrant deployment of a fully armed tactical response. Somebody else drive though.