Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 140-2-.18 - The Georgia Sexually Violent Offender Registry

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Georgia law places responsibility for the establishment, operation and management of a sexually violent offender registry within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and principally, GCIC. Accordingly, GCIC will perform the following functions:
(a) Provide public access to the registry via the internet.
(b) Participate in the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR).
(c) Mail non-forwarding verification letters to the last known address of each registered sex offender, as required by law. The verification letter will serve as official notification to sex offenders that they must re-register with the Sheriff's Department in their county of residence.
(d) Notify sheriffs when a sex offender record is entered, updated, or deleted from the registry.
(e) Publish periodic reports for sheriffs that list sex offenders and sexually dangerous predators residing in each county.
(f) Notify appropriate out-of-state law enforcement agencies when a sex offender relocates to their state.
(g) Conduct training on issues related to operation and maintenance of the sex offender registry.
(2) The Department of Corrections, State Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Director of Private Probation agencies will enter sex offender records on the registry. They will submit updates including photos to the CJIS file as prescribed by statute and GCIC policy.
(3) Each sheriff must maintain accurate information on all registered sex offenders residing within their jurisdiction, as required by law.
(a) Each sheriff must update all required information, i.e. residence address, employment, school, etc. as required by law.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 140-2-.18
O.C.G.A. Sec. 42-1-12.
Original Rule entitled "The Georgia Sexually Violent Offender Registry" adopted. F. Mar. 4, 1998; eff. Mar. 24, 1998. Amended: F. Sept. 5, 2002; eff. Sept. 25, 2002. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Sept. 25, 2007, eff. Oct. 15, 2007.

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