"I'm a level three, which is called a high risk sex offender," he said across the desk.
Robert Combs is required to check in with Little Rock Police every six months to make sure they know where he lives.
"I think we have to step back from that one-size fits all approach to the way we deal with people on the registry," Combs said.
Combs is a Level III sex offender, but he's also the Executive Director of an advocacy group for sex offenders in the Natural State, called Arkansas Time After Time, pushing for fewer barriers for some offenders.
"It's the knee-jerk reaction to pass further laws like residency restrictions that people think it's going to make communities safer but really it makes communities less safe," he said.
His reasoning? Combs said the restrictions on residency make finding a house, a job, or a normal existence next to impossible, so some offenders will try to skirt the system.
"It's harder for their probation parole officer and their supervising team to watch them," Combs said. "They'll move to the countryside and if they're in the city they will go underground. That actually makes communities less safe."
Paula Stitz, the Arkansas Sex Offender Registry manager, disagrees. She said two major strides in the past year have made the Sex Offender Registry more efficient and more capable of keeping communities informed.
"You can't tell me having the registry does not save people's lives," she said. "I know, I hear stories every day, where it has and continues to keep people safe. Information is power. Sex offenders have relied on our hesitancy to say the word sex or sex offender. It allowed them to stay in the dark. But now, this system is shining a light on them, and they don't care for that. It doesn't really allow them to live the lifestyle they want to live."
The first change is a digital information system, known as CENSOR, that allows law enforcement to electronically register offenders and share information with other agencies instantly.
Little Rock Detective Matt Harrelson manages the 500 plus offenders in his city and the new system has helped his team of one keep an eye on which offenders are following the law.
"Sex offenders derive their power through secrecy. We put the information out in the community. Through the new system, it's all in computer formatting versus all on paper. It's instant, it's immediate, the information we have like photos and updated addresses are immediately updated everywhere," he said.
The numbers seem to show improvements.
In 2010, 351 offenders were address unknown. That means they could be anywhere without law enforcement or community knowledge. As of 2012 that number was reduced by 50 to 301 in Arkansas.
Since 2008, Little Rock Police have arrested 160 offenders who have gone off the map, failed to comply or committed other offenses.
"Our main goal is to make that number as small as possible," Stitz said. "Seeing the numbers and knowing that it is going down, that makes you feel better, seeing the system work and being able to do the jobs we've been tasked with. I think anyone that works in law enforcement would tell you that."
Those compliant with the system regulations and requirements, went up by 700, while delinquent offenders who fail to keep updated information or check in with authorities decreased by 200 offenders.
KARK did a random check of sex offenders in Little Rock neighborhoods , the half dozen on our list we were able to verify were where they should be.
"We know where they live and how to get in touch with them. We can keep tabs on them," Harrelson said. "That way if there are allegations, true or untrue, regarding them we can find them and get to the bottom of it."
The second stride in the system is a loophole closed in state law allowing authorities to notify communities when sex offenders from other states move in reducing the time between relocation and community notification. Prior to last year, offenders from other states had to go through the Arkansas assessment system before communities could be notified they were there. That process could take up to 90 days to complete.
"Now, we are able to notify the community immediately that there is a high risk offender in their area instead of waiting one, two, even three months." Harrelson said.
While law enforcement are responsible for keeping tabs on these offenders, Harrelson wanted to stress the importance of neighbors and community members being willing to notify police when they believe a sex offender has moved into their neighborhood. left their last known address, or is participating in suspicious behavior.
"We rely a lot on the community. We need their help to let us know if they have concerns, if they have questions," Harrelson said. "That's something that's important to us, and it's important in keeping everyone safe."
Harrelson recommends those in Little Rock who have information or questions about sex offenders in their area, the registry, or those with information to contact him directly at 501-918-3544.