Statement Addressing Sex Offender Registration

Megan's Law

Washington State's 1990 Community Protection Act included America's first law authorizing public
notification when dangerous sex offenders are released into the community. However, it was the brutal
1994 rape and murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka that prompted the public demand for broad
based community notification. On May 17, 1996, President Clinton signed Megan's Law, which requires
Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification.

In accordance to the “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000, which amends the 1994 Jacob
Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, UCCS PD
is providing a link to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Sex Offender registry. CSCPA
requires state law enforcement agencies (in Colorado, it is the Colorado Bureau of
Investigation) to provide UCCS with a list of registered sex offenders who have indicated that
they are enrolled, employed, or volunteering at the University. A person may request a copy of
this list at the UCCS PD during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 8am – 5pm.

A person may also request a list from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). CBI
maintains the registry and is the official custodian of high-risk registered sex offenders. The
CBI has established a website pursuant to 16-22-111, Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.).
For more information visit CBI’s sex offender website at

Release of Information.

Pursuant to 16-22-112(2), Colorado Revised Statues, each Colorado law enforcement agency
shall release information regarding any person registered with the local law enforcement
agency pursuant to this article to any person residing within the local law enforcement
agency’s jurisdiction. The information is available for the University Police Record Custodian,
during normal business hours. The release of such information does not violate the Family
Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).

For the City of Colorado Springs, you can visit the Colorado Springs Police Department website at:   

The information provided by the Colorado Springs Police is only for sex offenders who reside in Colorado Springs, are
required by law to register as sex offenders with the police department, are in compliance with
the sex offender registration laws, and are adults who have committed a felony or hold an
active warrant for the sex offender’s arrest. If you wish to receive a more complete list of sex
offenders you will need to complete the appropriate form and attach appropriate fees.

To obtain sex offender registry information for El Paso County, visit the El Paso County
Sheriff’s website at website includes only
those persons who have been required by law to register and who are in compliance with the
sex offender registration laws.

The use of this sex offender registry information to harass, threaten, or intimidate any
registered sex offender, his/her significant others, or any member of their community
supervision team will not be tolerated and will result in criminal prosecution.

This statement is provided in compliance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000
and the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act, Article 22 of Title 16, C.R.S.