Rosebud Sioux Tribe

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FAQs:

  • What do I do if I think a person is a sex offender but I don't see them on the web site.
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  • If you think a person is a sex offender, but don't see their picture on the web site, contact Officer, Luis E. Irene, Sex Offender Compliance Officer at Office of Law Enforcement Services, Criminal Investigations Division at (605) 828-1101 or (605)747-2910.
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  • How long are sex offenders required to register?
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  • It depends on the offenders crime/offense and Tier Status: Tier I offenders must register once a year for 15 years, Tier II offenders must register twice a year (every 6 months) for 25 years, Tier III offenders must register four times a year (every 3 months) for Life.
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  • Can sex offenders live by a school.
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  • Convicted/registering sex offenders are prohibited from residing within 500 feet from any school (or school groungs), public playground, public park, public swimming pool. The Sex Offender Compliance Officers regularly check on sex offenders ensuring they are compliant with registering and rules of registration.
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  • What happens when a sex offender does not comply with registry and rules of registration.
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  • The Sex Offender Compliance Officers notify the Supervisory Special Agent of non-compliant offenders. Providing false information or failure to register is a criminal offense subject to the federal failure-to-register offense 18 U.S.C. 2250 which provides federal criminal penalities of up to 10 years of imprisonment. Further, failure to register is a tribal criminal offense subject to the tribal law and order code RST Ordinance 2005-6 which provides tribal criminal penalities of up to 6 months of imprisonment.
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  • Why do I have to enter an alphanumeric code before I can perform a search?
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  • The program that generates and authorizes the alphanumeric code is called a CAPTCHA, which stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” The CAPTCHA is used to protect the availability of the Website and to preserve the integrity of the information available through the site.
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  • How do I sign up to receive e-mail notifications when a sex offender registers a new address that is near me?
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  • To register for e-mail notifications, first go to the “Community Notifications” tab. Next, enter your e-mail address and the appropriate information about the address in the Register for Community Notifications section of the page. Next, select whether you would like to be notified about sex offender addresses within a 1-, 2-, or 3-mile radius of your address or within the same zip code. Next, check the “I Agree” box to agree to the terms and conditions of the community notification system. Next, click the “Register” button. You should then receive a validation e-mail message that requires you to click the link in the message to complete your registration.
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  • How do I search for sex offenders who are registered by different registration jurisdictions?
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  • The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) provides the ability to search for registered sex offenders nationwide. To access the Website, go to www.nsopw.gov.
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  • How do I search for a particular registered sex offender if I do not know how to spell his or her name?
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  • The Name Search feature of the Website uses “begins with” search logic that returns all registered sex offenders with a first and/or last name or an alias that begins with the criteria you are searching. For example, if you conduct a search for first name “Jo” and last name “Sm”, the search results will include registered sex offenders that have the first name John, Jordan, Joseph, etc. with a last name like Smith, Smalls, Smart, etc. To ensure that you get the most accurate results, conduct a name search with the first two or three letters in the first and/or last name and then narrow your search by adding more letters if the search results are too numerous.
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  • How do I search for registered sex offenders who live, work, or attend school near an address of interest to me?
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  • This Website provides you with a way to search for registered sex offenders by a geographic radius around a particular address, by city, by zip code, and by county. To perform one of these searches, go to the “Geographical Search” tab, enter the information that is appropriate for the type of search you want to perform, select the search type, and click the “Search” button.
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  • How do I contact the registry if I have a question or if I have information that may be helpful?
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  • The registry staff can be contacted two different ways. The first is to click the “Contact Us” tab, fill out the form, and click the “Submit” button. The second is to click the “Submit a Tip” link while viewing a registered sex offender’s details. When a tip is submitted, information about the offender will automatically be included in the message so the registry staff knows which offender corresponds with the tip.
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