Minnesota predatory offender laws have been created in order for the public to be provided adequate notice and information about predatory offenders who have been or are about to be released from custody. Residents who partner with their local police department are better able to develop constructive plans to educate themselves and their family members for the offender’s release.
The public risk posed by a predatory offender is assessed by a committee of experts, after which the offender is given a risk level by the Department of Corrections. Information about the offender, including their risk level, is sent to the local law enforcement agency having primary jurisdiction over the area in which the offender plans to reside. The assigned risk level determines to whom law enforcement may disclose information to.
Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute 244.052 and 253D, our police department will be releasing information regarding a Level III predatory offender (William Kibble Jr.) who will be moving into our community in the 1000 block of Livingston Avenue. Our police department takes an aggressive role in monitoring predatory offenders and sharing information about offenders with our residents as the law permits. We strongly believe a well-informed public makes for a safer community.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting an in person meeting like we typically would. We have created this video with all the same information we would provide at an in person meeting. We have also linked a wide variety of resources to help further answer questions.
We encourage you to watch this video and become more informed with the history of the community notification program and the state predatory offender registry. If you have specific questions about this particular predatory offender or our Predatory Offender Registration Program, please contact Investigator Elyse Wood at 651-552-4238 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need further information on our Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Crime Prevention Specialist Laura Vaughan at 651-552-4235.
The Community Notification Law can be an empowering tool. As previously stated, it allows law enforcement agencies to inform their residents. Information helps residents be aware, be cautious and be safe. This information is not intended to cause undue fear or inappropriate actions such as harassing the offender.
Available resources and links
Stop it Now! MN (888) PREVENT
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (800) 325-HOPE
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (800) 843-5678
MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault (651) 209-9993
Office of Justice Programs Crime Victim Services (888) 622-8799