And, if you are in the above category, the Sheriff of your county (in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) has been ordered to cease imposing any registration requirements on persons classified as violent offenders as a result of committing the offense prior to July 1, 2007, unless the person has committed other offenses that allow the person to be currently classified as a sex or violent offender. Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary's Law required sheriff's departments to jointly establish the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders in Indiana.
Additionally, the Sheriff (in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) and the local Prosecutor have been ordered not to arrest or prosecute any persons in the above category for failing to register as a violent offender unless, the persons are required to register for another offense. The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana.
*NOTICE: TO ALL VIOLENT OFFENDERS WHO COMMITTED THEIR OFFENSES IN INDIANA PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2007 AND WHO ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS VIOLENT OFFENDERS AS A CURRENT CONDITION OF PROBATION OR PAROLE The violent offender law requiring registration and a registry of violent offenders is unconstitutionally retroactive under the Indiana Constitution as applied to violent offenders who committed their offenses in Indiana before the date the law went into effect, July 1, 2007, except insofar as the persons are required to register as a current condition of probation or parole.
If you have been classified as violent offender as a result of committing the offense in Indiana prior to July 1, 2007, and you are not currently required to register as a condition of probation or parole, the Indiana Department of Correction has been ordered to remove your name and all information concerning you from the sex and violent offender registry, unless you are convicted of other offenses that allow you to be currently classified as a sex or violent offender.
The sex offender registry law does not prohibit registered sex offenders, whose victims were minors, from being step-parents to minor children.
One of the ways to be proactive about safety is by staying informed of who is living and working in your neighborhood.The National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) allows you to search convicted offenders in every state, territory, and tribal area.A sex offender registry is a list of all convicted sex offenders in a state.The TBI also conducts sex offender training for all registering agencies and participates in large scale sex offender “round-ups” upon request.Both sexual offenders and violent sexual offenders pay an annual administrative fee of 0.An administrative fee of 0 goes directly to the agency where the offender registers and goes to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.Failure to register or update records could result in the offender being charged with a Class E felony. It could also mean that the offender is not in compliance with the law, and law enforcement is unaware of his/her presence in the community, in which case you should contact your local law enforcement agency to report a possible unregistered offender.It also manages the public sex offender registry website.The information contained in an offender's record does not imply listed individuals will commit a specific type of crime in the future, nor does it imply that if a future crime is committed by a listed individual what the nature of that crime may be.The TBI makes no representation as to any offender's likelihood of re-offending.