To promote public safety and awareness in the community the Village of
Riverside, IL Police Department is making available a sex offender map
on the web. Because it is a densely populated area the information is
gathered not only for Riverside, but surrounding communities as well.
The State’s Sex Offender Registry provides the offender locations and
those addresses are plotted using The Village’s Geographic Information
System (GIS). By law sex offenders are not allowed to reside within
five hundred feet of a public school or park. The GIS is capable of
producing these exclusion areas with ease making the final map product a
combination of the sex offender residences and the exclusion areas.