The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office recently received national recognition for excellence in overseeing the county’s more than 320 sex offenders. Susan Gensel is the supervisor over the sex offender program and was recognized for her hard work managing the county’s sex offender registry through OffenderWatch. Gensel, along with her co-worker Kimberly Wright, use the software management tool OffenderWatch to keep track of the registered sex offenders, often using the system to aid in investigations and proactively improve public safety. Of the 3,000 agencies and 13,000 users in the OffenderWatch network, Gensel and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Officer were selected to receive a National Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Public Service of Sex Offender Registry Management for excellent work in public safety.
Sheriff Danny Glick accepted the award on the department’s behalf during the Western State Sheriff’s Association meeting in early March. “Susan always thinks outside the box when it comes to using technology to help improve our processes and systems for tracking and managing sex offenders in the county,” he said. “She is instrumental in keeping important data and information up-to-date so that when we may need it for an investigation it’s at our fingertips.”
The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for managing, tracking and verifying registered sex offenders in Laramie County. The Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for notifying the public of registered sex offenders. The public can sign up to receive free notifications when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood.
“The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department’s superior work is a model for how other law enforcement agents should manage their sex offender registries – going above and beyond to ensure the public is safe,” said Mike Cormaci, president of OffenderWatch. Cormaci went on to say, “the public wins when law enforcement leaders understand how to best use the tools at their disposal to improve safety and communication.