Virginia state police monitor registered sex offenders - WTKR
Virginia State Police Monitor Registered Sex Offenders
By Peter Dujardin
January 24, 2010
PHOTO//Virginia State Senior Trooper J. Steven Pruitt of the Virginia State Police verifies the homes of sex offenders in Hampton on Monday, Jan. 11. Pruitt is part of a small unit that keeps tabs on about 6,100 sex offenders statewide, including 1,478 in Hampton Roads.
HAMPTON - Senior Trooper J. Steven Pruitt pulls his unmarked State Police cruiser to the side of a Hampton street, parking across from a modest home with a pickup truck out front.
He dons his wide-brimmed state trooper's hat, grabs a clipboard and a set of business cards from the dash, and walks across the street. An older man answers Pruitt's knock, followed by a brief, polite exchange. The man — convicted of forcible sodomy a few years back but now out of prison — is a registered sex offender.
Read full story by clicking link. I actually applaud VSP for this. Beats issuing speeding tickets.