STARKE, Fla. -

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office begins a new effort to warn the public about sexual predators in their communities.

This week, deputies are putting up bright red notification signs at the homes of sexual predators.

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Sheriff Gordon Smith placed the first sign outside Sean Starling's home in Starke.  It reads: "Sean Starling is a convicted sexual predator and lives at this location."

Deputies said they are putting up 18 signs at the homes of convicted sexual predators in the county. 

So far, reaction to the signs has been positive.