The West Virginia State Police has created an online sex offender search portal through which users can conduct a West Virginia sex offender check. Due to the variety of search options available on the website, it’s not a requirement that you know an offender’s name in order to find out if they reside in your location of residence; you can search for all offenders living in a specific city or county. However, if you do know the offender’s name, registered username, or e-mail address, the results of your search will be considerably more refined and allow you locate an offender online more efficiently.
The information found on the West Virginia State Police sex offender page has been made available to the public in order for them to protect their children and themselves. Any other usage of this information will not be tolerated. Therefore, you should not threaten, intimidate, or harass any offender.
Step 1 – Access the Offender Registry Webpage
Begin by navigating to the West Virginia State Police Offender Registry Webpage. Read the disclaimer to understand the policies of the webpage and, if you understand the policies, select Accept to continue.
Step 2 – Choose Search Type
The offender search menu has several options by which a search can be conducted. From the options available at the top of the menu, you can choose from “Basic,” “Advanced,” or “Internet.”
Step 3 – Search by Last Name
Use the drop-down menu found within the “Basic” search option to select “Last Name.” Next, enter the offender’s last name in the search bar and click Search.
The following page contains a list of all offenders whose names match that of the one previously supplied. Within the list, you are able to view the individual’s name, race, sex, age, address, and city of residence. More offender information can be accessed by selecting the offender’s name on the left.
Step 4 – Search by Street Name
To search for offenders on a specific street, choose the “Street Name” search option found within the “Basic” search menu. Enter the street name in the empty space and click Search.
Your search results will be presented on the following page. In addition to being able to view the offender’s name, you are also given their address, age, sex, and race. Click on the offender’s name if you’d like to review more information on the individual.
Step 5 – Search by City
Search for an offender in a specific city by choosing the “City” option from the “Search By” drop-down menu. Next, enter the name of a West Virginia city in the empty field and click Search to submit your query.
Mentioned on the following page is the name of each offender who resides in the specified city along with a brief description of their personal information. You can further your research on an individual by clicking on an offender’s name.
Step 6 – Search by County
Select the “County” search option found within the “Basic” search menu. Once selected, enter the name of a county in the search bar and click Search.
The following page will show you the name, race, sex, age, and address of each offender who resides in the county mentioned in your query. Click on an offender’s name if you’d like to review more details on the individual.
Step 7 – Advanced Search
To conduct an advanced search, choose the “Advanced” option from the search menu and enter any of the following offender details in the empty fields:
- Last name
- Street name
The options available beside”Limit Results” allow you to refine your search to only offenders who are wanted, or only offenders who are sexually violent predators. Click the Search button when you’re ready to continue.
The results of your search will be presented on the following page. If you’d like to find out more information on the individual being investigated, click on the offender’s name on the left.
Step 8 – Search by E-mail or Username
Choose the “Internet” option in the search menu and enter the username or e-mail address of an offender. Once entered, click the Search button to continue. The results presented on the following page will be that of the offender who has the same e-mail address or username as the one specified in your query. Click on the offender’s name if you’d like to view that individual’s descriptive information and additional details.