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The Tohono O’odham Nation has placed a high priority on keeping its communities and people safe. The Nation was one of the first tribes to establish a sex offender registry. In May of 2000, the Tohono O’odham Legislative Council passed Ordinance 2000-02, requiring registration of convicted sexual offenders who enter or remain within the Tohono O’odham Nation.
On March 24, 2011, The Tohono O’odham Nation Legislative Council enacted Title 7, Chapter 3, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law repealing Ordinance 2000-02. Title 7, Chapter 3, Sex Offender Resgistration and Notification Law became effective on APRIL 7, 2011.
In accordance with Title 7, Chapter 3 of the Tohono O’odham Nation Criminal Code, Sex Offenders are required to register or update their existing records with the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department immediately if currently within or residing here; and within 24 hours of any other reason for being within our jurisdiction even if there is no intention to remain or reside here. Visiting offenders must register immediately.
Offenders who are required to register shall also show up in person every 90 days for the remainder of their life. If criteria are met with juvenile cases, there is a clean record provision for juvenile’s cases reducing their registration period to 20 years.
Sex Offenders must register immediately with the Tohono O’odham Police Department (TOPD). Failure to register or failure to keep information current and correct is a violation that carries a penalty of up to one year confinement in the Tohono O’odham Detention Center. There could be additional penalties in federal court or state court for failure to register depending on the situation.
With the passage of our Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law, it provides stringent requirements for registration of sexual offenders and notification to the public of the places they intend to or actually reside, work (whether compensated or not), volunteer, attend college or school or any vocation, and travel. The requirements apply to anyone convicted of covered sexual offenses in any court of conviction, including certain foreign countries and military offenses. Registration on Tohono O'odham is a LIFETIME requirement. All registered offenders must physically check in at a designated location every 90 days for LIFE. For spefic details, contact the information line below. A TIER LEVEL 3 is not a risk level. It is a category designed by the Department of Justice SMART Office which measures the duration and frequency of offender registration and check in appointments. All offenders are TIER 3 that are registered within this jurisdiction.
The Nation's Law requires registration of certain adjudicated delinquent juveniles of serious sexual offenses and the juvenile was age 14 or older at the commission of the offense; or those convicted as adults of any covered sexual offense. For clarification of what kinds of offenses require registration, contact the TOPD at the number below.
Any sexual offender who has not yet registered or who has not kept their registration information correct and current must do so immediately. TOPD will pursue arrest warrants for all offenders who have not registered or brought their registration current. Failure to comply with the Nations’ Law is also a serious violation of federal law that can result in federal incarceration for up to ten years.
Any person who uses information obtained by a sex offender registry to harm, harass, annoy, or commit criminal violations against a registrant will be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties. Any such activity should be immediately reported to the local police department.
It is recommended that you conduct searches on any of the following zip codes listed for our jurisdiction. Some of the zip codes within this jurisdiction are: 85629, 85634, 85746, 85222, 85230, 85321, 85232, 85279, 85337.
Please call TOPD Detective Karin Ashby at 520-383-6422 or the Tucson number of 520-879-8910. If you have an urgent matter push "zero" during the voice greeting. We have a TOLL FREE number at 1-866-573-8673 at extension 2133.
If you have any questions or need to register or update your registration, please leave me a detailed message to set up your appointment.
You may also come to the Sells Main Police Station Records counter and request to speak with Criminal Investigations in order to register or make changes to your records.
In San Xavier District, there is a small substation. You may also speak to any Patrol Officer there or at any police station on the Nation to modify your registration records or check in for your 90 day appointment.
Conditions of Use:
This Website is provided as a public service. Through this Website, the public has access to information regarding offenders who are registered pursuant to the Tohono O’odham Nation Sex Offender Registry and Notification Law, which was enacted on March 24, 2011 to implement the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, 42 U.S.C. 16901 et. seq.
Information accessed or obtained through this Website might not reflect current residences, employment, school attendance, or other information regarding such individuals. Consequently, users are forewarned that it is incumbent upon them to verify any and all information. Any user seeking additional information or verification or who believes that information contained in the Registry is not accurate should contact the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department’s Sex Offender Registration Program at 520-383-6422 or the contact us tab when in the website and make a report of any known discrepancies.
Anyone using information contained in or accessed through this Website to threaten, intimidate, or harass any individual, including registrants or family members, or who otherwise misuse this information will be subject to criminal prosecution and/or civil liability.
By using this Website, you consent to the jurisdiction and laws of the Tohono O’odham Nation concerning use and access to the Sex Offender Registry. The Tohono O’odham Nation does not waive its sovereign immunity from suit, and use of any information contained in the Registry is solely at your own risk.
Please contact the Sex Offender Registration Program for a copy of current registration and notification law if you have any questions regarding its requirements and prohibitions.
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