Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community where state law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offender may be obtained. The Act also requires registered sex offenders/predators to provide to appropriate state officials notice of each institution of higher education in that stated at which the offender/predator is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
Any member of the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota community who wishes to obtain further information regarding sexual offender/predators in our area may refer to the Florida Department of Law Enforcment (FDLE) Web site at: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/Search.jsp or call 1-888-FL-PREDATOR / 1-888-357-7332. The FDLE searchable database may be used to find all registered sex offenders in any city, county, or zip code in the state. In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21 ("The Florida SExual Predators Act") convicted sex offenders in Florida must register with the FDLE within 48 hours of establishing permanent or temporary residence. It is then the responsibility of the agency to make required notification to all community members of the presence of predators (only) in any manner deemed appropriate by the agency.