Tohono O'odham Nation, AZ Public Website

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FAQs:

  • Do non-resident visitors have to register with the Tohono O'odham Nation?
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  • Yes, in fact even if the visitor has no intention of returning or residing, they must register within 24 hours of entering this jurisdiction. Visitors are subject to complete registration and notification process for life just as residents will including showing up at the police department every 90 days. (Section 3603. B. 2) Visitors or persons can only remove them selves from the 90 day periodic appointment (but not removed from our registry) when they can prove they have not been within this jurisdiction for over one year and have written an OPT OUT affidavit stating no intention of returning, entering, living, working, attending school or college, or staying within this jurisdiction. Any roads within the jurisdiction of the Tohono O'odham Nation, whether paved or not, which are designed for travel and any area within the exterior boundaries of the Tohono O'odham Nation are considered Indian Country and the offender will be required to register once they enter this jurisdiction. (18 USC 1151 defines Indian Country)
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  • Does the Tohono O'odham Police publish a risk assessment score?
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  • No, the risk assessment score is not published. IF a risk score is obtained, the information is kept in the file. Risk assessment is not part of the Tohono O'odham Nation Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law or the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Offenders are categorized into a TIER 3 based on the Nation's law. TIER 3 means that ALL registered offenders must register for LIFE and appear in person every 90 days at the Tohono O'odham Police Department or substations.
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  • Do offenders registered with the State of Arizona that are not on their public website appear on the Nation's website?
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  • Yes, all offenders who are subject to registration here on the Tohono O'odham Nation shall be posted on our public website even if they are not shown on any other website. This is a requirement under Section 3701, Section 3703 and the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
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  • Why do I have to enter an alphanumeric code before I can perform a search?
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  • The program that generates and authorizes the alphanumeric code is called a CAPTCHA, which stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” The CAPTCHA is used to protect the availability of the Website and to preserve the integrity of the information available through the site.
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  • How do I sign up to receive e-mail notifications when a sex offender registers a new address that is near me?
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  • To register for e-mail notifications, first go to the “Community Notifications” tab. Next, enter your e-mail address and the appropriate information about the address in the Register for Community Notifications section of the page. Next, select whether you would like to be notified about sex offender addresses within a 1-, 2-, or 3-mile radius of your address or within the same zip code. Next, check the “I Agree” box to agree to the terms and conditions of the community notification system. Next, click the “Register” button. You should then receive a validation e-mail message that requires you to click the link in the message to complete your registration.
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  • How do I search for sex offenders who are registered by different registration jurisdictions?
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  • The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) provides the ability to search for registered sex offenders nationwide. To access the Website, go to www.nsopw.gov.
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  • How do I search for a particular registered sex offender if I do not know how to spell his or her name?
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  • The Name Search feature of the Website uses “begins with” search logic that returns all registered sex offenders with a first and/or last name or an alias that begins with the criteria you are searching. For example, if you conduct a search for first name “Jo” and last name “Sm”, the search results will include registered sex offenders that have the first name John, Jordan, Joseph, etc. with a last name like Smith, Smalls, Smart, etc. To ensure that you get the most accurate results, conduct a name search with the first two or three letters in the first and/or last name and then narrow your search by adding more letters if the search results are too numerous.
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  • How do I search for registered sex offenders who live, work, or attend school near an address of interest to me?
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  • This Website provides you with a way to search for registered sex offenders by a geographic radius around a particular address, by city, by zip code, and by county. To perform one of these searches, go to the “Geographical Search” tab, enter the information that is appropriate for the type of search you want to perform, select the search type, and click the “Search” button.
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  • How do I contact the registry if I have a question or if I have information that may be helpful?
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  • The registry staff can be contacted two different ways. The first is to click the “Contact Us” tab, fill out the form, and click the “Submit” button. The second is to click the “Submit a Tip” link while viewing a registered sex offender’s details. When a tip is submitted, information about the offender will automatically be included in the message so the registry staff knows which offender corresponds with the tip.
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