Sex Offender Compliance Program
The Hitchcock Police Department Sex Offender Compliance program is a program coordinated with The Department of Public Safety to ensure sex offenders are complying with laws pursuant to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 62.005, as well as the Sex Offender Ordinance adopted by the City of Hitchcock.
The Hitchcock Police Department is committed to public safety in supervision of sex offenders within our community. Our main priorities are the safety of the citizens of Hitchcock, maintaining professionalism, community partnerships and accountability on all levels when an offender is on active supervision with Hitchcock Police Department.
In 2011 the Hitchcock Police Department restructured its sex offender compliance program by adopting standard operating procedures used by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department.
The compliance program is under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Hitchcock Police Department. The Sex Offender Compliance Program is coordinated by Lieutenant Dustin Pruitt. Since assigned to this position Lt. Pruitt has worked hard to reduce the number of non-compliant sex offenders within the city limits of Hitchcock by completing the following task:
- Random compliance checks (verification of residence, employment, etc)
- Maintaining sex offender files and databases
- Issue warrants and make effect arrest when necessary
Lt. . Pruitt actively pursues continuous education to receive specialized training specific to sex offender supervision and monitors compliance of our offenders on a daily basis.
Sex Offender Registration and Updates:
The Hitchcock Police Department conducts Sex Offender Registrations and updates on the following days:
Friday: 9:00 am until 12 noon
Saturday: 8:00 am until 12 noon
*Special registration appointments with prior approval*
Please contact Lt.. Pruitt with any questions at (409) 986-5559.