Dps sex offender web site
The local agency in turn submits the completed registration information to ALEA for verification along with a current photograph and fingerprints.
Can a sex offender live with a minor or have contact with a minor?
The law only covers residency and employment restrictions upon a convicted sex offender.
As a general rule, sex offenders may not live with a minor. An offender can live with a minor child as long as the offender is a parent, step-parent, or grandparent, sibling, or stepsibling and as long as: the victim was not the offender's minor child, grandchild, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling; the minor victim was not residing with the offender at the time of the offense; the offense did not involve forcible compulsion against a minor.
Why is a particular offender not on the website who was convicted for a sex crime?
Only those offenses listed in the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act § 15-20A-5 are posted to the website.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety, (DPS) has a history of dedication and service to the citizens of Iowa and those who visit our state.
Since it was first established in 1939, DPS has been the chief law enforcement agency in the State of Iowa.
Registration does include individuals that have received a deferred sentence or deferred judgments and can include convictions from other jurisdictions such as other states and/or federal convictions.
ALEA SOR personnel are responsible for updating the site and responding to any e-mails generated from the public.
Local law enforcement staff register the offenders and forward the information to our unit for entry into the ALEA state repository.
The Act set forth guidelines for states to establish sex offender registry programs.
In 1996 the Wetterling Act was amended by Megan's Law, which requires states to release relevant information about registered sex offenders to protect the public.
This law bears the name of Megan Kanka, a seven year old girl who was sexually molested and murdered by a convicted sex offender after being invited into his home to play with his new puppy.