Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 052684
   

File Number: 052684 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-893-05 Control:
File Name: PROGRAM TO MONITOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS Introduced: 9/16/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/7/2005
Agenda Date: 7/7/2005 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 051963) Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CREATE A PROGRAM TO INCREASE MONITORING OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS AND TO ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 051963]
Indexes: SEXUAL PREDATORS
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 9/16/2005 Assigned Abigail Price-Williams

Board of County Commissioners 7/7/2005 11A13 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Greenberg clarified that the foregoing proposed resolution asked the County Manager to develop a program for monitoring sexual offenders/predators and was not a commitment from which the County would incur liability. Commissioner Diaz asked that the County Manager ensure that all costs incurred from the implementation of this resolution be picked up by the perpetrator of the offense. Mr. Ron Book, Esquire, Chairman Miami-Dade Homeless Trust Board, appeared before the Board and provided a brief overview of the circumstances that prompted advocacy of this resolution. He stated that related agenda item 11A12 would provide for much needed awareness but constant monitoring was also necessary and this resolution would provide for that. Commissioner Sosa recommended that Congress be urged to adopt legislation that would create a national database for tracking and monitoring sexual offenders/predators. She recognized Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams for her outstanding work on this issue. The Board adopted the foregoing proposed resolution as amended to include the National Center for Safety Incentives (NCSI) in the monitoring program.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CREATE A PROGRAM TO INCREASE MONITORING OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS AND TO ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM

BODY
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners (the "Board") is concerned about convicted sexual offenders and sexual predators who are released into the community and repeat the unlawful acts for which they had originally been convicted; and
WHEREAS, the recidivism rate for released sexual offenders and sexual predators is alarmingly high, especially for those who commit crimes against children; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to protect the health, safety and welfare of children from sexual offenders and sexual predators; and
WHEREAS, heightened monitoring of sexual offenders and sexual predators will provide additional protection of children from known sexual offenders and sexual predators; and
WHEREAS, the Board further desires to create a sexual offender and sexual predator monitoring program that will closely monitor convicted sexual offenders and sexual predators who reside in Miami-Dade County,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. The County Manager is directed to develop a program, through the Miami-Dade Police Department, to monitor both convicted sexual offenders and sexual predators who are permanent or temporary residents of the unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County.
Section 2. The County Manager is further directed to work cooperatively with other jurisdictions to locate sexual offenders and sexual predators who fail to register as required by law.
Section 3. The County Manager shall consider adopting the following processes and procedures when structuring and implementing a sexual offender and sexual predator monitoring program that provides maximum protection to the residents of Miami-Dade County particularly, children:
(a) Evaluation of existing sexual offender and sexual predator monitoring programs established and implemented by law enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions;
(b) Verification of residences and driver's licenses or other identification of sexual offenders and sexual predators;
(c) Identification and location of sexual offenders and sexual predators who have violated registration requirements or terms of supervision;
(d) Assessment of neighborhoods to determine the appropriate type and extent of notification to residents impacted by sexual offenders or sexual predators living in a particular neighborhood;
(e) Notification to residences that a sexual offender or sexual predator resides near a school, child care facility, public school bus stop, park, youth recreation facility, or other place where children regularly congregate;
(f) Creation of a sexual offender and sexual predator information file which should include, without limitation, information obtained from the Department of Corrections, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ("FDLE") offender database, the criminal court system, and any additional information that may be available locally or through the internet, which may assist in locating and monitoring sexual offenders or sexual predators;
(g) Assignment of a police officer to each designated sexual offender or sexual predator according to police districts;
(h) Requirement that assigned officers contact sexual offenders and sexual predators for residency verification, and other investigative activities deemed appropriate by the assigned officer or the Police Department; and
(i) Assignment of officers experienced in monitoring sexual offenders and sexual predators to coordinate and oversee the monitoring program, serve as liaisons with officers in the police districts, facilitate community notification, and track address verification and other appropriate data.
(j) Collection of an appropriate fee from sexual offenders and sexual predators for the cost of additional monitoring by the police department.
(k) Review of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computerized database for each sexual offender and sexual predator in the monitoring program.
Section 4. Within 60 days of the effective date of this Resolution, the County Manager shall report to the Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Administration Committee the details of a comprehensive sexual offender and sexual predator monitoring program, including a schedule for implementation of the program.



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