From Friday, January 24, 2020 through Friday, February 7, 2020, Fort Collins Police Services will have information posted on their website regarding the release of three Sexually Violent Predators (SVP’s) into the community. The information is being posted pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 16-13-901 through 16-13-905 to specifically provide notification of the offenders and to generally enhance public safety and protection. The information is being posted in lieu of a community meeting.
One of the individuals involved in this notification was recently released from the Colorado Department of Corrections. One individual was recently released from the Boulder County Jail. One individual was recently released from Larimer County Community Corrections.
This law enforcement agency has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live. Unless court restrictions exist, they are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. Law enforcement may share sex offender information with the community because of the Jacob Wetterling Act of 1994, and in the case of Sexually Violent Predators, law enforcement must actively notify citizens.
Due to the mature content of the information that will be presented, it is not advisable to allow children to view the notification. It is strongly encouraged that the appropriate SVP information and public safety information be reviewed with children after the notification.
Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten, or intimidate the offender is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated.