[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover: Art. I, 3-14-1995 as Ord. No. 4-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Registration
[Adopted 3-14-1995 as Ord. No. 4-1995]
For the purpose of this Article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
- The male or female individual who has committed a sex offense described in Subsection A, B or C of the definition of "sex offense" below.
- SEX OFFENSE
- Includes the following:
- A. Aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, kidnapping pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection c. of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1 or an attempt to commit any of these crimes if a court of competent jurisdiction has found that the offender's conduct was characterized by a pattern of repetitive, compulsive behavior, regardless of the date of the commission of the offense or the date of conviction.
- B. A conviction, adjudication of delinquency or acquittal by reason of insanity for aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, kidnapping pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection c. of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1, endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals of the child pursuant to subsection a. of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, endangering the welfare of a child pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection b. of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, luring or enticing pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6, criminal sexual contact pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3b if the victim is a minor, criminal restraint pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2 or false imprisonment pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3 if the victim is a minor and the offender is not the parent of the victim, or an attempt to commit any such offense if the conviction, adjudication of delinquency or acquittal by reason of insanity is entered on or after the effective date of this Article or the offender is serving a sentence of incarceration, probation or parole or other form of community supervision as a result of the offense or is confined following acquittal by reason of insanity or as a result of civil commitment on the effective date of this Article.
- C. A conviction, adjudication of delinquency or acquittal by reason of insanity for an offense similar to any offense enumerated above.
- The Town of Dover.
Every person who has been or hereafter is convicted of any sex offense and who is residing in the town on or after the effective date of this Article shall register with the Chief of Police of the town within 120 days of the effective date of this Article or 70 days of first residing in or returning to the Town of Dover, whichever is later.
Such person shall furnish the Chief of Police of the town with a written statement on forms furnished by the Chief of Police in accordance therewith, signed by the person under oath, providing the following information, which will be forwarded by the Town Prosecutor to the Superintendent of the State Police. If the person will reside in a different county, the Prosecutor of that county must be provided with a copy of the documents as well:
The person's true name and all aliases which he/she has used or under which he/she may have been known.
A full and complete physical description of the person, including age and birth date.
The kind, character and nature of each sex crime of which the person has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent of or acquitted by reason of insanity.
The place where such sex crime was, or sex crimes were committed, and the place of conviction, adjudication or acquittal by reason of insanity.
Name under which the person was convicted, adjudicated or acquitted in each instance, and date thereof.
The person's indictment number and fingerprints.
The location and address of the person's residence, stopping place, living quarters or place of abode in the town. If the person has more than one residence, stopping place or place of abode, that fact must be stated on the location and address of each given.
A statement of the kind of residence or place of abode in which the person resides, whether the same is temporary or permanent, i.e., whether the same is a private residence, hotel, apartment house or other building or structure.
The length of time the person has occupied such place of residence, stopping place or place of abode, and the length of time he/she expects or intends to remain in the town.
The make, model, color, age, license plate number and VIN number of any motor vehicle owned or driven by the person.
The person's social security number.
The person's driver's license number.
The date and place of employment.
A statement in writing signed by the person required to register acknowledging that the person has been advised of the duty to register and reregister imposed by this Article.
The provisions of this Article shall not apply to any person who has received a full pardon for each sex crime whereof he/she shall have been convicted.
If a person required to register under this Article makes application to the Superior Court of this state to terminate the obligation, upon proof that the person has not committed an offense within 15 years following conviction or release from a correctional facility for any term of imprisonment imposed, whichever is later, and such person is not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others, then that individual need not adhere to the registration guidelines enumerated in this Article.
It shall be unlawful for any person required by any provision of this Article to furnish in such report any false or fictitious address, or any address or intended address, or furnish, in making any such report, any false, untrue or misleading information or statement relating to any information required by any provision of this Article to be made or furnished.
Records confidential. The statement herein required shall at all times be kept by the Chief of Police in a file or files separate and apart from other files and records maintained and kept by the Police Department of the town and shall not be open to inspection by the public or any person other than the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police shall be authorized to release this information to the public only when it is relevant and necessary for public protection in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:7-6 et seq.
Records available to police officials. The Chief of Police shall have the authority to transmit copies of records required herein to the sheriff or prosecutor of any county of the state, to the head of any organized police department of any municipality in the state, or to the head of any department in the state engaged in the enforcement of any criminal law of this state, or to the head of any federal law enforcement agency, or to any sheriff or Chief of Police of a municipality, or to the head of any other law enforcement agency in any state or territory outside the state, when request is made in writing by such sheriff or the head of a law enforcement agency, asking for the record of a certain person named therein and stating that such record is necessary for the use of such law enforcement officer or agency for the investigation of any sex crime, or any person who is accused of committing a sex crime or any sex crime which is reported to have been committed, and further stated that the record will be used only for such purpose.
It shall be unlawful for any police officer or employee of the Police Department to disclose to any person any information contained in the statement required hereunder; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the Chief of Police or the Police Department of the town when acting under the provisions of § 313-6A and B.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction, be punished for each offense by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days in jail, or both.