Predatory Offender Verification and Notification

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Predatory Offender Verification and Notification

Crime Prevention is responsible for conducting verification checks on Richfield’s Predatory Offenders. This includes maintaining the Offender database and ensuring that photos and information are as current as possible.

Legislative findings and purpose: "The legislature finds that if members of the public are provided adequate notice and information about a predatory offender who has been or is about to be released from custody and who lives or will live in or near their neighborhood, the community can develop constructive plans to prepare themselves and their children for the offender's release."

The offender is given a risk level by the Department of Corrections. The following is an explanation of the levels assigned to each offender and who may be informed of their release.

Level 1: Low risk
Law enforcement may notify:
  • Other law enforcement agencies. 
  • Any victims of, or witnesses to, the offense committed by the offender. 
Level 2: Moderate risk
In addition to Level 1 notification, law enforcement may notify:
  • Schools and daycares. 
  • Establishments and organizations that primarily serve individuals likely to be victimized by the offender. 
Level 3: High risk
In addition to Level 2 notifications, law enforcement may notify:
  • Other members of the community whom the offender is likely to encounter.
  • To learn more about Predatory Offender registration in Minnesota, visit the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's Predatory Offender Registry.

For more information, please contact Richfield Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist at 612-861-9875

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