Sex Offenders

Operation Watchful Eye V (2020)

The White County Sheriff’s Office proudly partnered with the Department of Community Supervision, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, as well as numerous sheriffs’ offices around the state to participate in Operation Watchful Eye V.

Operation Watchful Eye is an annual initiative to account for everyone currently subject to be listed on the Georgia Sex Offender Registry. White County Sheriff’s Office, along with the local office of the Department of Community Supervision, completed residency checks on those registered in White County. 109 residency check attempts were made on the 66 registered sex offenders in White County, with three new offenders moving into the county during the date range requested.

We would like to remind the citizens of White County that the Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division continues to make monthly checks on our registered sex offenders and semi-monthly checks on those who have been leveled as Sexual Predators. This is an initiative that we have done for many years and will continue to do.  

Please refer to the following press release from the Georgia Sheriff’s Association for more information on Operation Watchful Eye V, including statewide results.

 GSA Operation Watchful Eye V Press Release.docx

The White County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank you for your continued support. If you would like more information on the White County Sex Offender Registry, or would like to be included in public updates to the registry list, please contact White County Investigator Megan Bennett at mbennett@whitecounty.net.


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Please read the following disclaimer before proceeding to the White County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender registry. To view the current list of registered offenders, you may check the link above.

In accordance with O.C.G.A. 42-1-12, the Georgia Crime Information Center, a division of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is required to act as the repository for registration information concerning those persons convicted of a sex crime who reside within the state of Georgia. The information that is presented in this website is compiled from information gathered through registration of convicted sex offenders as defined herein and information obtained from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation which is obtained from documents submitted by the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, and/or any other agency or department as set forth by statute.

The offender must be convicted of a crime that is by its nature a sexual offense, such as:

    •O.C.G.A. 16-6-1 Rape
    •O.C.G.A. 16-6-2 Sodomy; Aggravated Sodomy
    •O.C.G.A. 16-6-3 Statutory Rape
    •O.C.G.A. 16-6-4 Child Molestation; Aggravated Child Molestation
    •O.C.G.A. 16-6-5 Enticing a child for indecent purposes
    •O.C.G.A. 16-6-22.2 Aggravated Sexual Battery In accordance with O.C.G.A. 42-1-12, (a)(4)(A), if the offense involves a minor as the victim, the following offenses are also included:

    •(i) Kidnapping of a minor, except by a parent
    •(ii) False imprisonment of a minor except by a parent
    •(iii) Criminal sexual contact toward a minor •(iv) Solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual contact
    •(v) Use of a minor in sexual performance •(vi) Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution
    •(vii) Any conduct that by its nature is a sexual offense against a minor

In order for an offender to qualify for registration in the state of Georgia, the offender must either be released from prison or placed on probation, parole or supervised release after July 1, 1996. If an offender who is registered in another state moves to Georgia, the offender is required to register in the state of Georgia.

O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 (i)(3) states "the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or any sheriff maintaining records required under this code section shall release relevant information collected under this code section that is necessary to protect the public." However, since the information is continually changing, the White County Sheriff's Office makes no expressed or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this information.

Sex Offender Registry Manager:
Inv. Megan Bennett, 706-865-5177
Email mbennett@whitecounty.net

Please contact Inv. Bennett by phone or email with any questions regarding the GA Sex Offender Registry. You can also request to be added to the email distribution list for updates to the registry.