Riverside Police Department
Central Investigations Bureau
290 PC Compliance Officer
The Riverside Police Department is committed to providing outstanding police service by meeting the needs of the community. The 290 PC/Sex Registrant Compliance Officer position was created to take a pro-active approach in ensuring the safety of all residents of Riverside. Working alongside state and federal law enforcement agencies to enforce the contracted terms of Sex Crime Registration, our goal is to attain 100% compliance through education to the public, the registrant and through strict compliance enforcement.
California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies since 1947. In addition, California's Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders to help community members protect themselves and their children from sexual predators. Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from Megan’s family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. Largely due to their efforts, all states now have a form of Megan's Law.
Sex Registrant Compliance Officer - Responsibilities
The Riverside Police 290 PC/Sex Registrant Compliance Officer registers sex offenders residing within the city of Riverside and may also register sex offenders attending Riverside Community College. The officer also verifies that the information provided on the Sex Registrant application is accurate by performing compliance checks at the specified addresses. In addition, the officer will arrest the violator and prepare the case for prosecution if the sex registrant’s terms have been violated.