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Federal Sex Crimes Prevention
Sexual Offender/Predator Registration in Florida
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community where state law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offender may be obtained. The act also requires registered sex offenders/predators to provide to appropriate state officials notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the offender/predator is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
Any member of the Florida Atlantic University community who wishes to obtain further information regarding sexual offender/predators in our area may refer to the FDLE website at: offender.fdle.state.fl.us or call 1-888-FL-PREDATOR / 1-888-357-7332). The FDLE searchable database may be used to find all registered sex offenders in any city, county, or zip code in the state. In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21 ("The Florida Sexual Predators Act") convicted sex offenders in Florida must register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ("the FDLE") within 48 hours of establishing permanent or temporary residence. It is then the responsibility of the agency to make required notification to all community members of the presence of predators (only) in any manner deemed appropriate by the agency.
Upon notification of the presence of an offender/predator, it is the responsibility of the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the offender/predator's address to inform the Florida Atlantic University Police Department that the offender/predator has stated that he/she is currently enrolled at, living on campus, or employed by the university. The UPD can then make all prudent notifications to members of the campus community.