SEX OFFENDER COMPLIANCE CHECKS
Sheriff Tony Helms of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office has dedicated a staff consisting of the Criminal Investigations Division and the Chief Law Enforcement Official to coordinate efforts to ensure compliance checks are completed for registered sex offenders. Between March 2018 and October 2018, the Camden County Criminal Investigation Division conducted sex offender compliance checks on 178 known registered sex offenders.
Depending on what Tier Offenders are categorized under, State Law (RSMO 589.400 and 589.414) requires them to register with the Camden County Chief Law Enforcement Official. For example:
Tier I offenders have a 15-years registration requirement and shall report to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) in person in the month of the offender's birth.
Tier II offenders have a 25-year registration requirement and shall report to the CLEO in person semiannually in the month of the offender's birth and 6 months thereafter.
Tier III offenders have a life time registration requirement and shall report to the CLEO in person every 90-days. Tier III offenders are not eligible to file petition for removal from the sex offender registry, unless the requirement to register results from an adjudicated delinquent (juvenile) adjudication, after 25 years, and the clean record removal is met.
The objective of the compliance checks are to provide public safety, verify registration compliance and initiate proactive investigations. Of the 178 compliance checks, The Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office have charged 9 offenders with Failure to Register as Sex Offenders and 2 additional offenders, the warrants are in progress.