Kansas Sex Offender Registry—Learn a More Effective Way To Search for Perpetrators
According to a report by Safehome.org, there are over 11,020 registered sex offenders in Kansas. Who are they? What do they look like? Have they reformed? So many questions may be going through your mind, but what’s most important is knowing how to keep your family safe.
DoNotPay has done the work of breaking down the complicated Kansas sex offender laws in a simple Q&A format for your convenience. We will also show you how you can search the Kansas Sex Offender Registry and get quicker, hassle-free results with DoNotPay´s automated alert system.
According to Kansas sex offender registry law, sex offenders are required to register in their county or tribal land law enforcement agency. The offenders also have to follow several restrictions depending on their crime. The registration rules and restrictions for a Kansas registered sex offender are explained in the table below:
|How long does a sex offender have to register?||After conviction or adjudication, a sex offender has three business days to register at the law enforcement agency of his/her residence, place of work, or school|
|How often does a sex offender have to register?||A sex offender needs to update the registration four times a year. The dates are predetermined depending on the month the offender was born in. The options given by the registry system are:
For example, an offender born in May will need to update their registration in February, May, August, and November.
If the sex offender changes his/her address, he/she would need to update the registration within three business days
|For how long should a sex offender register?||First-time offenders generally need to register for:
Second-time offenders need to register for life.
|What information about the sex offender is available to the public?||The following information about the offender is available to the public:
|What if the sex offender fails to register?||An offender will be charged with level five felony for every 30 days he/she fails to register|
|What if a sex offender from another state is traveling to Kansas?||Sex offenders need to register with the registering law enforcement agency within three days of arrival every 30 days of his/her stay|
|Can sex offenders live near schools?||Currently, there are no laws that prohibit a sex offender from living next to a school in Kansas|
According to Megan’s Law, information about sex offenders is available to the public. You can search for sex offenders in Kansas using the government website. Here is what you need to do:
- Visit the Kansas Bureau of Investigation website
- Read the Terms and Conditions and check Agree to proceed
- Click on the Geographical Search tab
- Enter your address
- Chose the reporting compliance
- Select Sex for the offender type and uncheck the rest of the boxes
- Chose the search type—using either your address, ZIP code, or county
- Hit Search
If you are searching for a specific offender, you have the option to search for him/her by name to find out the address and other relevant details.
You can also register to receive email notifications every time an offender registers a home, work, or school address that is near you. Here’s how:
- Select the Community Notifications tab
- Enter your email address and the location you want to search
- Chose the search type
- Check the box that says I Agree
- Hit Register
You will receive emails from CommunityNotification.ALERTS@kbi.state.ks.us, so make sure it is not blocked by your service provider.
DoNotPay can run searches on sex offenders and provide results in microseconds. To use DoNotPay to search for Kansas sex offenders in your vicinity, here’s what you need to do:
- Sign in to DoNotPay
- Key in Sex Offender in the search box
- Type in your address and specify the mile range
- Select the weekly check option
DoNotPay will automatically search for the sex offenders and generate a full report. You will also be set up to receive weekly updates with information on newly registered sex offenders near you.
If you find a sex offender who lives close to your home, you can:
- Talk to the sheriff and ask for any updated information
- Notify your neighborhood watch team
- Hold family meetings and give your children tips on how to stay safe
- Hold community meetings and discuss safety measures
The important thing is not to panic. Remember that any unlawful behavior such as harassment or any act of violence against a sex offender is punishable by law.
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