Sex Offender Information

The Sterling Police Department is cooperating with the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department in a local sex offender registration and public notification website called "OffenderWatch." All sex offenders in Whiteside County registered by any law enforcement agency will be listed on this site.


OffenderWatch is the nation's leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool. Whiteside County's law enforcement utilizes OffenderWatch to manage and monitor the whereabouts, conduct and compliance status of the registered offenders in Whiteside County. OffenderWatch provides the most accurate and timely information available and now this information is available to you!

Visit the Whiteside County OffenderWatch website.


Citizens may search the website for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators in close proximity to their homes. A citizen may enter any address into the site and see a map and listing of all sex offenders within a radius of 0.25 miles out to 2 miles. The address can be registered to be continuously monitored by the sheriff and an email alert will be sent to the citizen if an offender registers at an address within the specified radius.

Additional Resources

Please note that many sex offenders are continuously mobile and a delay could occur in the offender's address listing. Citizens are advised to check the National Sex Offender Public website or the state registry on the Illinois State Police website to identify suspected sex offenders.