(See Action Item Post above/dated May 20, 2015 as follow up to this post)
See the sign above? I need to know if your Virginia State Police (VSP) location has a similar policy.
If it does please send me the following:
- The physical address of the location
- What hours are listed as open for the appointments/registrations?
- Approximately when (Month and Year) did they begin this practice?
- How did you learn of this new policy?
- In person when you went to the Barracks to register? If so were you turned away that day or did they take your update?
- In person during a home compliance check by your Compliance Officer?
- In writing? If so via mail? Handed a letter? If, so do you still have a copy?
Any information you send me will remain anonymous and unspecific.
I was recently advised that the Virginia State Police location on
Newtown Rd ( ) had a sign posted for Registered Sex
Offenders who needed to register that walk-in’s were no longer an option and
they must be scheduled ahead of time, with their VSP Compliance Officer. All Sex
Offender Registry (SOR) updates must be “by
appointment”…… to register, re-register or update information with your
assigned VSP Compliance Officer. I was advised that this sign has been up for OVER 1 year. That RSO’s received no
advanced notice (by phone, via mail or in-person) of the change and in fact
some/many of them didn’t even know who their Compliance Officer was when the
sign went up. And since the sign has gone up RSO’s who have needed an
appointment within 30 minutes or less than 3 days even when they’ve told their
Compliance Officer the change needs to made that day or by a certain day to comply
with Virginia law they are still given an appointment days later…..AFTER the
RSO’s legal requirement. Who might suffer consequences from this? The RSO,
that’s who and that, is unacceptable! Norfolk