SUFFOLK OKs POLICE DROP-INS ON OFFENDERS
Suffolk sex offenders who are no longer on parole or probation can expect a visit from the police seeking to verify their address, under the provisions of a bill adopted yesterday by the county legislature. The bill aims to bolster monitoring of offenders. Some of them have failed to comply with a state law requiring their current home address to be placed on a public registry, or they moved and the registry wasn't updated. The bill was unanimously with little debate. Suffolk is the home to more than 800 registered sex offenders and Nassau about 425, according to Laura Ahearn, director of Stony Brook-base Parents for Megan's Law. We support this bill because if provides an additional layer of protection, she said.