Little Egg Harbor Township Police, with cooperation from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor knocked on a lot of local doors yesterday, warning local residents of a convicted sexual offender living in the area.

According to Chief Richard Buzby, the notifications were something made possible thanks to Megan's Law.

Chief Buzby issued the following statement:

The information was provided to those most closely affected and is all that is available under the law. It should provide families with information to help them protect themselves but I urge all parents to remain vigilant for those offenders that we don’t know about. I realize that this matter has caused us all concern and want to personally commend this community for its responsible behavior and its steadfast support in this difficult situation. I want to assure the community that we will all continue to provide all the legally available information to keep you safe and secure.

Public Information about Megan’s Law and the identity of Sex Offenders can be accessed via the New Jersey State Police Sex Offender Registry "