Sex Offender Residence Evaluation


​Now that Elk Grove Village, IL has a Geographic Information System (GIS)
they can quickly perform a verification of potential sex offender
residences. Every so often the Police Department will receive a request
for residency by a registered sex offender and the staff is required to
determine if the property meets the sex offender residence restrictions
of the State of Illinois. Sex offenders are restricted from living
five hundred feet from schools, parks, and day cares for example. The
location between the inquired property and distances from these
facilities can be analyzed quite easily because of the analysis
capabilities within the geographic nature of the GIS and the fact that
property information is the base of the system. Maps can be produced as
well when residency is approved or denied as supporting documentation
of the evaluation that was performed.