Sex Offender Community Notification
Level III sex offenders Community Notification
- See the Minnesota Department of Corrections Level 3 Predatory Offender Information website.
- We send out flyers to a 3 block radius of the offender's home when a Level 3 moves in.
Community Resources Available
- See Crime Prevention Specialist Contacts (pdf)
- Community Notification Coordinator:
Jamie Kieffer, MPD, Community Notification Coordinator: (612) 673-3932
MPD Sex Crimes Unit: (612) 673-3081
- Minnesota Department of Corrections
- Hennepin County Adult Field Supervision: 612-348-4062
- Minneapolis Sexual Violence Center: 612-871-5100
- Minnesota Crime Victim Services: 651-282-6256
- Minnesota State Legislature:
- Senate 651-296-0504
The Community Notification Act
- All felony level sex offenders in Minnesota must register their home address with local law enforcement. ( Minnesota statute 243.166. )
- The Minnesota Community Notification Act requires local law enforcement to tell the public about sex offenders living in their community.
- Any sex offender convicted before 1991 does not have to register their home address.
- Any sex offender released from prison before 1997 is not subject to community notification.
Risk Level Notification Requirements
A sex offender may be assigned a Risk Level of I, II, or III.
- Risk Level I is considered the LEAST likely to re-offend and only local law enforcement and victims or witnesses are notified of the offenders release or relocation.
- Risk Level II is thought to pose a MODERATE risk of re-offense. In this case, local law enforcement, and victims or witnesses are notified of the offenders' release or relocation, as well as any agencies that may serve a population at risk of victimization that are located near the offenders' home.
- Risk Level III is determined to be the MOST likely to re-offend. In this case, local law enforcement, victims or witnesses, and any agencies that serve a population at risk of victimization may be notified, as well as the general public.
- Civilly Committed offenders pose a severe risk to him/herself and/or to the public. They can be committed instead of being released.
Commonly Asked Questions
Why are they being released from prison?
The offender has served the sentence.
Why is this offender being placed in my neighborhood?
Sex offenders are not placed in any specific neighborhood. Most are released to the jurisdiction where convicted and which is overseeing their probation. This jurisdiction cannot legally deny them residency. Offenders that want to move outside that jurisdiction must get permission before moving elsewhere and may be denied residency.
Who determines what offenders are subject to the Community Notification Act?
The End of Confinement Review Committee (ECRC), a group of psychologists, criminal justice professionals, and victim advocates assigns a risk level. The Risk Level assigned determines the scope of community notification.
What if a sex offender doesn't register his or her address?
Failing to register ones address is a felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year and 1 day in prison for a first offense. Subsequent registration violations carry additional prison time.
Last updated Apr 1, 2019