Registration Information Sharing Among Law Enforcement and Correctional Agencies
A corrections agent or law enforcement authority receiving the initial registration documents must forward the registration information to the BCA. The BCA must then determine whether the person has registered with the law enforcement authority in the area of the person’s primary address, or if the person lacks a primary address, where the person is staying. If the person has not registered, the BCA must send a copy of the registration to the law enforcement agency. Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 4, para. (c).
A corrections agent or law enforcement authority receiving written notification of a new living address must forward this information to the BCA within two business days after receipt of the information. The BCA must, if it has not already been done, give the new address to the law enforcement authority with primary jurisdiction in the community where the person will reside. If the person is leaving the state, the BCA must notify the registration authority in the new state of the new address. Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 3.
In addition, the BCA must maintain a computerized data system of individuals who are required to register. This data system must indicate the time period an offender is required to register and list the offender’s addresses. The information must be maintained in a manner that ensures it is readily available to law enforcement. Minn. Stat. § 299C.093.
CREDIT: The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws, written by Legislative Analyst Jeffrey Diebel.
This post is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws Regarding Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders.