Hours of operation, the ability to access the Virginia State Police is what this post will be about.
’s 22,588 (October 2016 count)
Registered Sex Offenders 40% are
incarcerated, 20% are under VA-DOC
supervision and 40% are under Virginia
State Police supervision. So that’s 60%
that must re-register every 30, 90, 120 or 365 days each year. Plus anytime
the RSO moves, changes jobs, enrolls or un-enrolls in school, buys or sells a vehicle or
deletes or create san email address they must go in-person to a Virginia State
Police location within either 3 days (not business days) or 30 minutes (for email and Instant Messenger) per Virginia law. Virginia
Some RSO’s might go to their local police or sheriff’s office for VSP Registry changes but experience has taught most RSO’s that’s a risk with a possible felony punishment. Registration paperwork has been known to take forever to get from a local authority to the VSP or it has been lost all together, so most VA RSO’s go directly to the VSP.
60% of the RSO population that utilizes the VSP locations is 13,177 people. The majority of those people must re-register 4 times per year (every 90 days) but some do so through the mail 2 or 3 of those 4 times. But then there are those data changes and in the last 10 years we’ve personally learned that averages one visit per year and yet we’ve never changed our residence or employment and most RSO’s do.
So let’s go with a very conservative average of 2 visits to a VSP location per year for the 13,177 RSO’s.
A VSP Trooper or VSP employee spends an average of 20 minutes with each RSO who comes in to re-register or update their data.
That works out to be 26,354 visits per year to a VSP location by Virginia RSO’s at 20 minutes each that’s 8,784 hours in 2015 was needed to manage all the Registered Sex Offenders in Virginia.