Sex Offender Registration

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Officer registers and confirms the addresses of registered offenders. The Compliance Officer also works closely with our Investigations Division to arrest and prosecute those offenders in violation of North Carolina General Statutes. 

The North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry was established in January 1996 following the enactment of Article 27A of Chapter 14 of the North Carolina General Statutes (NCGS 14-208.5). This law requires a person who is a resident of North Carolina and who has a reportable conviction to maintain registration with the Sheriff of the county in which the person resides. 

If the person moves to North Carolina from another state, the person shall register within 3 days of establishing residency in this state or after the person has been present in the state for 15 days, whichever comes first. All sex offenders living in Duplin County are required to register by North Carolina Law.