FALMOUTH — The police chief has asked the Town Council to adopt a state law that would restrict where convicted child-sex offenders can live.

The 2009 legislation applies to anyone convicted of sexual offenses against children under age 14, Chief Edward Tolan told the council Wednesday night.

If adopted by the council, the law would allow the town to prevent sex offenders from living within 750 feet of public or private schools and other municipal properties frequented by children, such as playing fields and pubilc parks.

Tolan said no registered child-sex offenders currently live in areas that would be restricted.

The council will consider adopting the law as a local ordinance at an upcoming meeting.