Westminster Police Tracking Sex Offenders
The Colorado Legislature has recognized that sex offenders pose a significant risk to citizens of this state and has empowered local police agencies with the authority to register and track sex offenders throughout the state.
The Westminster Police Department is keeping pace with this new task and has two full-time detectives dedicated to this mission. The detectives interview and track sex offenders by meeting with them and educating them about the strict requirements of state law. Westminster’s "zero tolerance" policy means that any deviation from the law will result in a criminal prosecution. In addition to those detectives, uniformed Westminster patrol officers aggressively monitor sex offenders who live in the city and conduct home verifications, document activities, and share information.
The Westminster Police Department values public safety above all, and regards this task as paramount to achieving our goal of a safe and secure community.
Sex Offender Registration Information
The Westminster Police Department participates with other law enforcement agencies to use a Unified Sex Offender Registry System known as SOTAR. This single website allows you to search for sex offenders registered with any of the participating agencies. State law defines which sex offenders can be listed on SOTAR. We are prohibited from posting juvenile offender information, along with some adults, including those convicted of one misdemeanor. Those who fail to register may also be listed on the site.
Citizens can also access the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website for a partial list of Westminster registrations. However, it is important to note that the CBI website only posts offenders who have felony convictions and does not include names of juveniles who may have registered. In addition, the CBI website does not allow a breakdown of registrations by city but only by zip code.
To get a full list of all registered sex offenders in Westminster (to include those convicted of felony and misdemeanor offenses as well as all juveniles), citizens must come to the Westminster Police Department and request a printed list. The list is updated immediately after an offender registers and therefore citizens can expect this list to be complete and up to date.
Questions may be directed to Detective Tyus at the following e-mail or phone extension: email@example.com, 303-658-4260