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Sex Offender Policy and Notification

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 1601) {(42 U.S.C., 14071j and 20 U.S.C., 1092 (f) (1) (1)} is a federal law enacted on October 29, 2000. This law is intended to monitor the enrollment and/or employment status of convicted sex offenders at higher education institutions. The act requires any sex offender who is obligated by law to register in a state to also provide notice to each institution of higher education in that state where the person is employed carries on a vocation, or is a student. The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act also requires that higher education institutions issue a statement advising the campus community of the availability of this information. Arkansas Code Annotated 12-12-913 (b) provides that local law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction shall disclose, in accordance with guidelines promulgated by the Arkansas Sex Offenders Assessment Committee, relevant and necessary information regarding offenders to the public when the disclosure is relevant and necessary for public protection. Students who fail to register as a sex offender with the PTC Office of Police and Public Safety when required to do so by law will be subject to immediate arrest and expulsion.

The Pulaski Technical College Community Sex Offender Notification Committee

The Pulaski Technical College Community Sex Offender Notification Committee is an administrative committee consisting of representatives from law enforcement, student services, and public relations. Representatives from other offices may be involved as necessary. The purpose of this committee shall be to advise the Pulaski Technical College Office of Police and Public Safety in developing general guidelines and practices concerning notification procedures and in determining the extent and method of notification that may be appropriate with regard to specific offenders in compliance with state and federal law and consistent with the educational purpose of the college. The notification plan, as determined by the committee, will be utilized once the registered sex offenderís information is available on the Arkansas Crime Information Centerís website. The registered sex offender will be notified by the Pulaski Technical College Chief of Police once the College is prepared to enact the plan.

A written summary of campus guidelines and the notification plan for each offender will be maintained in the PTC Police Department. Determinations regarding notifications will be made by the Pulaski Technical College Office of Police and Public Safety, in consultation with the Committee and other campus officials when necessary. Determinations regarding notifications shall be guided by the offenderís risk assessment level in accordance with guidelines established by the Arkansas Sex Offenders Assessment Committee. Treatment specialists may help guide the determination of notification on a case-by-case basis. Consistent with state guidelines, the notification plan will include who will be notified, who participated in the preparation of the plan, the approval of the Vice President for Student Services or designee, and the date the plan was made. The record should also indicate the dates of notification.

When the risk assessment level is not available or has not yet been determined, the Committee shall review all existing information to make the determination regarding the plan of notification.

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