The Criminal Investigation Division of the Oregon State Police (OSP) is proposing to create/amend OAR 257 Division 70. These rules provide the procedures agencies who register sex offenders will use to complete a registration online and for the transmission of the information to OSP. The rule states that OSP will update sex offender registry records and keep them electronically. OSP will no longer keep paper records.
The Agency invites public comment on the proposed rules.
Attached is a copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact and a copy of the rule draft.
A public hearing is scheduled:
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:30pm to 2pm
Location: Department of Public Safety, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR 97317
Last day for public comment is February 18, 2016 at 2pm.
If you have comments or questions, pelase contact the OSP Rules Coordinator, Shannon Peterson at email@example.com
Sex Offender Information Lists
Oregon Revised Statute 181.835 outlines the type of information, and under what criteria, the Oregon State Police may or shall release information to the public regarding registered sex offenders.
Not all sex offenders are listed on the public website.
The Oregon Sex Offender Registration (SOR) database contains over 28,000 registrants. The management of this database requires frequent and ongoing updates that reflect the removal of names of those no longer required to register, those now deceased, others that are moving from one community to another, etc.. Also required are regular updates for additions, modifications, and potential corrections.
Individuals, agencies and other organizations requesting these lists should note that based on Oregon Revised Statute 181.835 (1)(a), the Oregon State Police, Sex Offender Registration Section:
“…shall release, upon request, any information that may be necessary to protect the public concerning sex offenders who reside in a specific area or concerning a specific sex offender.”
Previously, this list contained only those offenders designated as “predatory”. Currently, this system is being transitioned to a classification system.
181.800 Risk assessment tool. The Department of Corrections shall adopt by rule a sex offender risk assessment tool for use in classifying sex offenders based on the statistical likelihood that an individual sex offender will commit another sex crime. Application of the risk assessment tool to a sex offender must result in placing the sex offender in one of the following levels:
(1) A level one sex offender who presents the lowest risk of reoffending and requires a limited range of notification;
(2) A level two sex offender who presents a moderate risk of reoffending and requires a moderate range of notification;
(3) A level three sex offender who presents the highest risk of reoffending and requires the widest range of notification.
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