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Unit Description

The Megan’s Law Unit is responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of “Megan’s Law” which was passed on October 31, 1994. The law established a registration and notification procedure to alert law enforcement, schools, day care providers, organizations, and neighborhoods to the presence of convicted sex offenders. These individuals are required to register with the municipality in which they reside.

It is the responsibility of the Megan’s Law Unit to conduct an assessment, based upon a host of information gathered, including but not limited to, the criminal offense, prior offense history, incarceration, treatment, etc. Members of the unit classify the offenders into one of three tiers based upon the level of risk to the community. The various tiers determine the level of community notification. The unit coordinates and conducts all Tier 3 (high risk) community notifications assisted by a sonar mapping database which identifies areas to which public notifications could be made.

To visit the NJSP – NJ Sex Offender Internet Registry please click here or visit .

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