Convicted sex offenders are required by state law to register with the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over where they reside. The Bedford Police Department has a detective assigned to this process to ensure registration and compliance with the requirements set forth under the law.
Pursuant to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 62.005, the Texas Department of Public Safety established the Texas Public Sex Offender Database as the official internet public access to the DPS sex offender registration central database. Searches can be conducted by name, address, or institute of higher education (such as a trade school or college/university). This site also has a mapping feature in which an address may be entered to show a map of registered sex offenders living in the area.