The Parsons Police Department has officially launched a new program.
The Parsons Registered Offender Program or PROP is a locally sourced initiative to keep registered offenders in compliance with their mandated conditions of release or sentencing. This program is a result of an audit of registered offenders in Parsons, where 44% were in violation of their registration requirements. The PROP program is designed to maintain a level of accountability for released violent, sex, and drug offenders as a part of their sentencing requirements. This program is not an additional punishment but a follow-up for an already convicted felon or misdemeanant that has been released into the community.
The program is supervised by the Investigation Division Commander and enlists selected patrol officers to assist in monthly checks of registered offenders located in Parsons to verify that their registered information is accurate and up to date.