Martin County Sheriff William Snyder wants a change in his community, when it comes to sex offenders. He wants to toughen the restrictions on where these people can live.
Snyder will this week ask the county commission to make it so that offenders can not live within 2,500 feet of a park or school. Right now, the distance is 1,000 feet, same as the state law, but Palm Beach County already has a 2,500 feet requirement.
The Sheriff says there are now more than 100 sex offenders and sexual predators living in his county, and he says that's the most ever, and he fears that's because they see Martin County as a safe haven.
Photo: Sheriff William Snyder/Martin County Sheriff's Office