1 STRATFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT COURAGE INTEGRITY DEDICATION 2013 Prepared by: Chief Ronald Morello
2 STRATFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT It is the mission of the Stratford Police Department to provide professional, high quality and effective police service in partnership with the community. We, the members of the Stratford Police Department, believe that our work has a vital impact on the quality of life in our community. To demonstrate our commitment to our profession, on and off duty, we subscribe to the following values: Integrity Integrity is defined as being honest, moral, upright and sincere. Public trust can only exist with our integrity and respect for one another. The foundation of the Stratford Police Department is the high level of integrity of its employees. Commitment to Employees The Stratford Police Department recognizes that its employees are the vital component to the successful delivery of police service. We believe we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in problem solving and improving police services. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect. Community Partnership Recognizing the fact that police agencies were established as a result of society s voluntary limitation of personal freedoms, we encourage and expect the participation of the community in facilitating solutions to problems of mutual concern. We therefore solicit and support contributions from all members of this community regardless of race, sex, national origin or social status. Community Sensitive Policing Department members shall uphold laws in an ethical, impartial, courteous, and professional manner while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. We shall strive to achieve a balance between enforcement and community needs which reflects both the spirit and the letter of the law. Professionalism Recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Stratford Police Department promotes and encourages a policy of professional and individual excellence which is delivered and enhanced by continuing education and training. We realize fully that the expression of ideas is meaningless unless actively practiced. The integrity and professionalism demanded of members of the Stratford Police Department shall ensure the proper, lawful and unbiased application of police powers.
3 ORGANIZATION & PERSONNEL Personnel During 2013, two officers left the agency to seek employment in the private sector. As a result, On July 3, 2013 Officer Tim Butler joined the Stratford Police Department after graduating from the Cape May County Police Academy. A special congratulations is extended to Detective Scott Beasley who was officially promoted to the Rank of Police Sergeant. Sergeant Beasley a 24 year veteran officer who served 12 years in the patrol division and 12 years as a Detective. CURRENT POLICE OFFICERS The list below reflects the Stratford Police Departments Active Sworn Personnel Roster as of December 31, Chief of Police Ronald Morello Sergeants Sergeant Stephen McBride Sergeant Frank J. Gagliardi Sergeant Robert Kelly Detectives Detective Sergeant Scott Beasley Detective Bret Johnson Detective Michael Williams Patrolman Patrolman Michael Meyers Patrolman John Beasley Patrolman Thomas Farrell Patrolman Andrew Rebecca Patrolman Ken Righter Patrolman Vincent Jess Patrolman Steven Schmidt Patrolman Tim Butler Patrolman Glen Behnke
4 CROSSING GUARDS Our crossing guards play an enormous role to the boroughs public safety function. Each school day, 10 crossing guards hit the streets to perform the paramount tasks of ensuring our children have a safe passage to and from school. These guards perform especially dangerous tasks under some of the worst atmospheric and driver created conditions. These men and women are serious about their work and are deserving of recognition. Crossing Guards 1. JoAnne Kelly (Captain) 11. Cathy Gibson 2. Christine Osciak 12. Joseph Hee 3. Alicia Sims 13. Pat White 4. Harry Cook 14. Kristina Rauer 5. Sharon Boswell 15. Heather Evans 6. Keith Carney 16. Lorraine Morello 7. Helene Ewald 18. Tricia Riebel 8. Kim Houseman 19. Christine Larsen 9. Anita T. Gaschnig 20. Naomi Leszcynski 10. Kay Mayer 21.Carolyn Johnon Administrative / Records Kristina Rauer Tricia Riebel Alicia Sims (on call)
5 Retirees and other Previous Employees Below are the most contemporary sworn officers we wish to remember, who dedicated many years of their lives to Stratford. Their good work still has a positive affect on the department today. Retired Personnel Detective Frank Rizzo Deputy Chief Nick DiEttore Sergeant Edward Kane Chief James McBride Chief James Fuller Sergeant Paul Stoffel Clerk Maria Gahagen Captain John Brown Patrolman Fred Rick Casario Injuries and Accidents Stratford Borough is self-insured for workers compensation claims. In order to ensure the proper level of police services for the citizens of Stratford, there has been a concerted effort by all police officers to reduce incidents of work place injury. Unfortunately due to the inherently dangerous nature of the law enforcement profession, it often exposes police officers to hazardous situations that are beyond their control, therefore making the potential for injury extremely high. In 2013 there were three (3) cases of work related injuries. Fortunately, there were only three (3) work days missed due to these injuries. Throughout 2013, our Police Officers were assaulted on eight (8) separate occasions. These felonious assaults on Law Enforcement Officers occurred while police were investigating the following types of incidents: domestic disturbances, other disturbances, traffic stops and suspicious persons. Incidents and events at the Kennedy Hospital Emergency room have been of particular concern to police officers. Many visitors to the emergency room are seeking treatment for drug, alcohol and psychiatric conditions, or a variety of each category which tend to make their behavior erratic and irrational at best. In response to an inordinate number of disturbance calls at the Kennedy Hospital, the governing body of the Borough of Stratford enacted Ordinance , making certain security requirements for problem locations. In addition to the security ordinance, Kennedy Hospital Administration took steps to reduce calls for services upon their property. The Stratford Police Department logged over 125,000 miles driven in department vehicles in 2013; resulting in two (2) traffic accidents involving department vehicles. Because police officers are forced to drive in emergency vehicle status and given the amount of miles driven per year, having only two police accidents during the year is commendable. In both accidents, our police cars were struck by motorists while the officers were out of their vehicle on traffic stops. In one case, the driver was arrested for Drunk Driving. Our Police Officers are recognized for demonstrating exceptional care, caution and sound judgment.
6 CRIMINAL ACTIVITY Reported Crimes As can be seen by the figures below, the total reported criminal offenses remained constant from 2011 through 2013 crime figures. The figures below include all reported criminal activity except for traffic Total Criminal Offenses Arrests The figures listed below reflect the number of individuals arrested for the previous three years. It should be noted that most times, multiple charges are filed against a single individual. The arrests figures listed below reflect the number of persons (Adults / Juveniles) physically arrested by Stratford Police Officers. In approximately 195 additional cases, criminal charges have been filed against suspects, but they have not been yet arrested or were arrested by other law enforcement agencies at the request of the Stratford Police Department Arrests
7 Drug Offenses Because drug related crimes remain a high priority to law enforcement, the Stratford Police Department is continuing in its proactive enforcement efforts concerning drug use and distribution. Year Drug Offenses Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) The Uniform Crime Reporting Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 17,000 cities, county and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. It was established in 1930 to gauge the state of crime in the nation. There are eight (8) main offense classifications, known as Part I Crimes, used as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The eight (8) crime classifications are divided into two categories; Violent Crimes and Property Crimes. The offenses which constitute the Violent Crime category include: Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter; Forcible Rape; Robbery; and Aggravated Assault. The offenses which constitute the Property Crime category include: Burglary; Theft; Motor Vehicle Theft; and Arson. Below is a chart highlighting the eight (8) identified crime classifications and the respective number of offenses for Stratford Borough for the last five (5) years.
8 Offense Change from 2012 HOMICIDE RAPE / SEX CRIME ROBBERY AGG ASSAULT BURGLARY MV THEFT THEFT
9 There are a number of law enforcement calls for police services that are time consuming. Below are the most frequent calls for municipal police services / activity for the patrol division: Activity % of activity 2013 Suspicious Incidents Other Complaints Medical Assist Ordinance Violations Follow Up Investigations & Reports Patrol / Traffic Enforcement / MVA s 10% 20% 7% 4% 22% 37% Domestic Violence Acts of Domestic Violence are crimes the entire world must face and Stratford Borough is no way exempt. Domestic Violence consists of a host of crimes committed by family members, which is extended to any two people who have ever resided together. Domestic violence also governs those who have engaged in a dating relationship. Across the country, a large percentage of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty have resulted from responses to domestic violence incidents. By regulation, two police officers must respond to domestic disturbance calls. This is particularly challenging to the Stratford Police Department because there are hours which only one police officer is on duty. It is during these times that we must rely on mutual aid from neighboring police departments. In order to effectively deploy manpower resources when they are most needed, the administration of the Stratford Police Department has identified below, when most acts of Domestic Violence occur within our jurisdiction. It comes as no surprise that reported acts of Domestic Violence mirror those days when most drunk drivers are arrested. Over 35% of Domestic Violence acts during 2013 involved alcohol consumption on behalf of the actor, victim or both. These statistics are relatively unchanged from the prior year. In 2013, over 230 hours had been spent resolving these disputes either by arrest, emergency restraining orders or mutual separations. Domestic Violence at a Glance in the Borough of Stratford Most frequent day of occurrence: Most Frequent 2 hour period: Saturday 8:00 pm 9:59 pm
10 Most frequent day of occurrence: Most Frequent 2 hour period: Saturday 6:45 pm 9:45 pm Most frequent day of occurrence: Most Frequent 2 hour period: Sunday 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm Most frequent day of occurrence: Most Frequent 2 hour period: Sunday 6:00 pm 7:59 pm * Statistical data above are estimates based on data on information on file CRIMINAL FILINGS Between July 1, 2012 and October 1, 2013, 1603 Criminal charges were filed in the Borough of Stratford. On average, 3.3 criminal charges per day were investigated, prepared or signed by the Stratford Police Department and passed onto to the Records and Municipal Court staff for processing. Once filed, criminal charges may be sent to the County Court or may be returned to the municipal court for disposition.
11 TRAFFIC Accidents For the second consecutive year, accidents within the borough are descending. During 2011 the Stratford Police Department investigated less traffic accidents than in the prior four years. Traffic Accident Six Year Comparison o Injury Accidents o Fatal Accidents o Number of Accidents Traffic Summonses issued by Category / - o Moving & Non 10, o DWI o Ordinance Summonses Photo Red Light Enforcement Program 2013 was the third year of operation for the Photo /Automated Red Light Enforcement Program. The program is still considered a Pilot Program with the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The Pilot is set to expire December In the coming year, the State of New Jersey will make a determination of whether or not the program should be extended, made permanent or discontinued.
12 PATROL Patrol is the largest Division and core law enforcement function of the Stratford Police Department. Its primary responsibility is responding to calls for service from the community. These calls can range from neighborhood disputes, domestic violence incidents and traffic accidents, to burglaries in progress, robberies and sudden death investigations. As the first responder to criminal complaints, patrol officers are responsible for seeing to the medical needs of anyone involved, interviewing witnesses, recognizing and preserving evidence, determining whether, in fact, a crime has occurred, and identifying and ultimately arresting those responsible. Officers in the Patrol Division are also expected to provide proactive services such as traffic enforcement, crime detection and suppression, and initiating contacts with community members to our commitment to Community Oriented Policing. We are even called upon to unclog toilets, discipline children, unlock car doors and change flat tires. While these tasks are not usual police functions, these are the needs of our vulnerable population and our officers our proud to serve the needs of our residents. Officers assigned to the Patrol Division are divided into two (2) Teams. Both teams are responsible for 24hour patrol coverage, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The A-Team is supervised by Sergeant Frank Gagliardi. The B- Team is supervised by Sergeant Robert Kelly. Each Team has a total of 5 police officers. The officers in the patrol division work 10 hour work days. Community Oriented Policing Programs & Strategies In the mid 1990's under the leadership of Chief James McBride, the Stratford Borough Police Department identified a need to implement community-oriented / problem solving strategies to assist in more effectively addressing citizen concerns about crime, safety and quality of life issues. While still embracing traditional policing practices such as random patrol and rapid response to calls for service, the department recognizes that there must be a collaborative problem solving approach between the police and the community in problem identification, prioritization and resolution of community concerns. More recently, these strategies have been greatly enhanced by our current police department leadership. Our more recent goals are to reduce crime and increase the quality of life by seeking citizen involvement, cooperation and support. One of the most important aspects of this philosophy is to identify and solve community problems rather than simply treating an issue. Operationally, we seek to implement our strategy and accomplish our goals through various programs including but not limited to:
13 Attendance at Community Meetings Child Seat installation & safety School Safety Programs Drunk and Drugged Driving Education Pre-K thru 12 Educational Programs PTA / PTO Participation Youth sports participation Child Identification Programs Officer Phil Program Red Ribbon Program Drunk Driving Enforcement Drug Enforcement Operations Code Enforcement Targeted Traffic Enforcement Volunteer Fingerprint Programs Crime Prevention Programs Town Watch Program (as needed) Bicycle Patrol Traffic Studies Field Training All police officers hired by the Stratford Borough Police Department must attend a state certified police academy. Upon graduation from the academy, all officers return to the department and are required to successfully complete a Field Training Program (FTO). The FTO program is an additional 2 months of supervised, intense training and evaluation in which the probationary officer is partnered with an experienced officer who has been carefully selected and trained as a Field Training Officer. It is the goal of the FTO Program to prepare and develop Probationary Officers to act efficiently, effectively and safely in a solo patrol capacity, which is an absolute essential function of the Stratford Police Department. Because there are many instances where an officer is unassisted during a patrol function, each and every member of the police department must have the knowledge, skills and abilities to properly handle any situation that may arise. To fill those voids, supervisors and detectives are on call to respond to or communicate with the duty police officer handling an incident or crisis. These detectives and supervisors perform this function without additional compensation 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
14 DETECTIVE BUREAU The Detective Bureau is charged with the responsibility to review all Police Investigation Reports and intelligence sources in order to prioritize and investigate criminal activity. Sergeant Scott Beasley is the supervisor of the Detective Bureau. The Detective Bureau also serves as the Stratford Police Department s Counter-Terrorism, Narcotics, Megan s, Firearms and Intelligence Liaisons and they meet regularly with other local, state and federal authorities in these regards. Additionally, members of the Detective Bureau instruct DARE Classes, Investigate Firearms Applicants, Investigate Business Licenses Applicants, secure and process all department evidence, and other property. The Detective Bureau is also responsible for providing for 24 hour a day, 365 days per year on call coverage. Detectives frequently are called during off hours to investigate serious active or recent crimes. The Detective Bureau works closely with the Camden County Prosecutors Office, and is reportable to that agency regarding all indictable crimes and investigations. The Detective Bureau is staffed by three police officers who have each undergone weeks of specialized training in their function. Detective Sergeant Scott Beasley - 25 years experience Detective Bret Johnson -15 years experience Detective Michael William- 21 years experience
15 Stratford Police Detective Bureau 2013 End of Year Report From 11/1/2012 to 10/31/2013 the Detective Bureau was assigned 224 cases. 34 of these cases are from November & December of Burglaries 24 Thefts 35 Identity Thefts /Forgery 15 Robberies 3 Assaults/Terrorist Threats 8 Narcotics 5 Sex Crimes 4 Stolen Motor Vehicles 3 Misc. Investigations 40 Missing Persons 6 Sudden Death Investigations 3 Dwelling Fires/Arson Investigations 2 Firearms Hand gun Permits 55 ID cards issued 68 Applications received 76 Mercantile License 4 Vendor 13 in general 111 Festival Permits Backgrounds 152 Background checks were done this year, Including Fire Arms, Vendors & Mercantile Licenses & Stratford Police employment. Stratford Fall Festival one day permits, 58 New Vendor backgrounds completed & 53 renewals. Arrests 49 suspects were arrested or charged by the Detective Bureau including 46 adults. 12 of these arrests were made jointly with Patrol involving audio taped statements and processing crime scenes, and asset forfeiture paperwork. A breakdown of the incidents is as follows:
16 Burglaries Arrest Residential 10 2 arrests clearing 2 cases Commercial 2 1 arrest clearing 1 case Vehicles 10 2 arrests clearing 5 cases Shed/Garage 2 1 arrests clearing 1 cases Robberies Armed Robbery 1 (Auto) 1 arrest clearing 1 case Strong Arm Robberies 2 2 arrest clearing 1 case Thefts Forgery/Credit Card/Identity Theft 8 arrests clearing 6 cases Misc. Thefts 11 arrests clearing 9 cases Stolen Motor Vehicles 2 arrests clearing 2 cases Assaults Aggravated Assault/Terroristic threats 5 arrests clearing 4 cases Narcotics Investigations 4 arrests clearing 3 cases Misc. Investigations 7 arrests clearing 7 cases Missing Person Investigations 6 cases All victims located. Over all, of the 223 cases assigned, 42 were cleared by arrest, 39 were cleared with no arrest needed, and 44 are inactive investigations with no further information available. 22 cases are listed as active open cases, which are recent, or pending lab results or further investigation. 79 cases are Firearms or Employment Background investigations. Megan s Law Detectives registered 10 Megan s Law offenders from 11/1/12 to 10/31/13. We currently have seven registered Megan s Law offenders living in Stratford. Detective s delivered 82 Megan s Law notices this year. Latent Prints In , 42 latent Prints from 12 cases were submitted to the NJSP latent print Unit. 16 of these prints have been entered into AFIS. 2 of the prints were an AFIS match, which solved 1 case resulting in 1 arrest, for a garage burglary. 13 latent prints were submitted to the NJSP Latent Print Unit from a 1973 unsolved Homicide. These were entered into AFIS & IAFIS.
17 DNA Evidence 8 items from 4 cases were submitted to the NJSP Forensic Lab for examination for blood, hair, fibers and DNA evidence and analysis. A CODIS match for one of these cases, a garage burglary resulted in the arrest and charges of a suspect. Evidence 202 Property reports were turned in and logged as evidence. This resulted in 506 items logged in. 34 Property reports for Field Notes were also logged and secured. Evidence/Contraband from 259 cases from 2002-til 2006 were packed in seven boxes and submitted to the Camden County Prosecutors Office for destruction on May 15 th These totaled over 900 items. 21 Bicycles and Scooters were turned over to Stratford Borough Clerk 3/25/13 for donation/disposal 4 metal specimen cans of collected evidence were submitted to the NJSP Laboratory for Examination for presence of ignitable liquids/substances used in a suspicious vehicle fire. The results were negative. In March of 2008 Detectives investigated a burglary at Sterling Pharmacy where an unknown suspect had used a sledge hammer to smash a hole in the side of the cinderblock buildings, to gain access and steal prescription drugs. The damage to the building was approximately $10, Evidence was collected at the scene and submitted to the NJSP Laboratory, including DNA & Trace Evidence. During June 2013 Detectives received a CODIS match for a local male suspect, from evidence collected and submitted at the time of the incident. A Search Warrant for DNA Samples was obtained and served on the suspect who was later arrested and charged with the crime. Asset Forfeiture Stratford Police received $ cash and 65 items including electronics, surveillance equipment and furniture from forfeiture, related to two massage parlor search warrants served in January In October, 2013Stratford Police applied for asset seizure of a 2000 custom, Chevy van that was used by three suspects in a Fraudulent Credit card ring operating out of a local Stratford gas station, as well as others gas stations in Pennsylvania Notable Case 1. In December 2012 Detectives received a CODIS match for DNA submitted to the NJSP Laboratory, from a Garage Burglary, as well as an AFIS hit for latent prints from the same burglary, which occurred in October Detectives responded to South Wood State Prison located in Bridgeton NJ, where the suspect was incarcerated on unrelated crimes and interviewed the suspect, who admitted to the burglary and was charged accordingly. 2. In February 2013 Detectives along with Sgt. Kelly investigated a serious Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Accident on Berlin Road. The victim was transported to Cooper Trauma Unit with head injuries. In July Stratford Police were notified by family that the victim is in Laurel Manor in Stratford, in an unresponsive vegetative state, with little chance for recovery. 3. In March 2013 Detectives investigating a string of recent car burglaries located pawn receipts and merchandise from two of the vehicle burglaries. The merchandise was recovered and subsequently
18 returned to the victims/owners. Two suspects (Stratford residents) were interviewed and charged with five burglaries. 4. In May 2013 Detectives investigated the theft of jewelry from a Stratford Resident. Items were processed and latent prints were submitted to the NJSP Lab. The victim advised that a family member had access to her residence. Pawn slips were located in a Jewelry store in Belmawr. Detectives interviewed this suspect, who admitted she had in-fact stolen the jewelry from her aunt in Stratford, as well as other relatives in Voorhees Township and Mt. Ephraim. The suspect was charged accordingly in Stratford, as well as the other jurisdictions. 5. In May, 2013 Detectives responded to a residence to investigate a possible burglary. An elderly male had reported that approximately 5:00 AM he heard a noise and found a male in his bedroom. The suspect had climbed in a kitchen window. The male remained calm and continued to converse with the suspect, as did his wife who also woke up. After a while the male agreed to transport the suspect to another location, which he did. The elderly couple did not report the incident to police, but had mentioned it to their daughter, who notified Police. A subsequent investigation located an attempted burglary at another residence next door to the victim. Items were processed and latent prints were submitted to the NJSP Lab. A female suspect, with short hair was later arrested on an unrelated domestic violence incident near-by, and admitted she was the suspect who had entered the occupied residence. She was charged accordingly. 6. In July 2013 Detectives responded to Zales Funeral Home for a Hearse that had just been stolen, and fled WB on Rt.30. The suspect had struck the garage door frame with the hearse damaging the building. The vehicle was immediately entered NCIC. A few hours later the vehicle was located by Pennsauken Police and the driver (a family member of the victim) was in custody. The suspect was transported to Stratford Police Headquarters where she refused to answer questions. The suspect was charged accordingly, by Stratford Police. 7. In July 2013 Detectives investigated a Robbery/Assault which had occurred in the parking lot of 30 Strikes Bowling Alley. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of two Juvenile males, who were charged with the incident. 8. In March of 2008 Detectives investigated a burglary at Sterling Pharmacy where an unknown suspect had used a sledge hammer to smash a hole in the side of the cinderblock building, to gain access and steal prescription drugs. The damage to the building was approximately $10, Evidence was collected at the scene and submitted to the NJSP Laboratory, including DNA & Trace Evidence. During June 2013 Detectives received a CODIS match for a local male suspect, from evidence collected and submitted at the time of the incident. A Search Warrant for buccal swabs was obtained and served on the suspect, who was arrested and charged accordingly. He obtained an attorney and has refused to answer questions. 9. In September 2013 Stratford Detectives, along with CCPO, and Bensalem Township, PA. Police investigated a Credit Card Fraud ring operating in numerous locations, including the Exxon Gas Station in Stratford. The case involved the use of a skimming device which captured personal credit card information from customers. The investigation resulted in three suspects arrested in Stratford, as well as other jurisdictions, and may possibly lead to other involved suspects. Stratford Police has applied for asset seizure of a 2000 custom, Chevy van that was used by the suspects.
19 10. In October 2013 Detective investigated a Robbery/Aggravated Assault by auto which occurred at a local business, where a business owner was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspect who he confronted while attempting to steal items from his property. The suspect was located, interviewed, and admitted to the incident and was charged accordingly. 11. In October 2013 Stratford Detective Bureau participated in a joint Burglary investigation with two other Camden County Jurisdictions, where a group of known local burglars were followed for a day and subsequently caught after burglarizing a residence in Mantua, Gloucester County. The three suspects were interviewed by detectives and admitted to involvement in 9 burglaries in four jurisdictions, and possibly a 10th in another jurisdiction. The interview also assisted in a Stratford theft investigation with charges pending. Property Stolen and Recovered Property offenses include Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Shoplifting. The exact amount of value in theft related offenses is hard to determine as officers and victims usually estimate the value of property stolen and recovered. The chart below reflects the estimated value of property stolen and recovered for the previous four (4) years. With the Borough of Stratford hosting 4 banks and 1 check cashing agency, the dollars lost to theft and fraud can be significant. Year Stolen Property Stolen Property Recovered $240, $181, $245, $109, $227, $138, $128, $99, $77, $15,877.00
20 MEGAN S LAW UNIT Although not officially a unit, the task of handling Megan s Law registrants within the borough is vested with the Detective Bureau. Detective Bret Johnson primarily oversees the registrants. Registrants are required to re-register anytime they move to a new address within the borough, even as minimal as a change to a different apartment. Registrant s must also register upon moving into the Borough of Stratford from another area as well as notify our agency when they are moving to another jurisdiction. We currently have (7) offenders living in Stratford. We currently have (3) new registrant in We have (6) offenders register annually and (1) offender register every 90 days. We have (3) Tier II offenders and (4) Tier I offenders Detective Johnson delivered (82) Megan s Law notices to schools, daycares, civic group and alike during MEGAN'S LAW FAQ Q1 What types of offenses require registration? A1 The offenses requiring registration include aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact if the victim is minor, endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals of the child, endangering the welfare of a child through acts involving pornography featuring a child, promoting prostitution of a child, luring or enticing, kidnapping, criminal restraint, and false imprisonment if the victim is a minor and the offender is not a parent of the victim. Q2 Who is required to register? A2 Sex offenders who have been convicted since Megan s Law went into effect on October 31, 1994, or who were serving a sentence on the effective date of the law are required to register. Sex offenders who have been found to be repetitive and compulsive by experts and the courts, regardless of the date of conviction, are required to register.
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