CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE WARM SPRINGS RESERVATION OF OREGON

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FAQs:

  • How do I report suspected sexual abuse and neglect?
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  • All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. You may report suspected sexual abuse and neglect to the Warm Springs Police Department at 911 for an immediate emergency or 541-553-1171 for non-emergency reporting. Other reporting can be made to the Child Protective Services Office at 541-553-3209.
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  • How do I know what crime the offender committed ?
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  • At the bottom of the offender file is an area labeled "OFFENSES'. Below that is the conviction date. an offense code and the title of the offense. If you want details of what the offense is you can go to "GOOGLE" and type in the OFFENSE CODE, i.e. 18 USC 2244, and you will be able to read what the elements of a specific crime are.
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  • If I see a convicted sex offender who is listed as an "absconder" who do I call?
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  • An "absconder" is a person who for whatever reason refuses to come to the sex offender office and register. If you see a convicted sex offender listed as an "absconder" in red letters on the Warm Springs Sex Offender Registry you should contact the WS Police Dept non-emergency telephone number at 541-553-1171
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  • If I know of a sex offender living on the reservation and they are not listed in the registry who do I contact?
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  • If you suspect a person is a convicted sex offender and they live, work or go to school on the Warm Springs Reservation contact the Sex Offender Registry Office at 541-553-2214
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  • Can a convicted sex offender be around children at the school or other places children gather?
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  • Unless the convicted sex offender is on probation or has court restrictions not to be around children there is no requirements for them to stay away from children. If you see a convicted sex offender talking with children or hanging around them, you can always call the WS Police Department non-emergency number at 553-1171 and report your observations so the can determine if the person has restrictions.
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  • How do I report a person I know is a sex offender and they are not on the Sex Offender Registry?
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  • You can contact the Sex Offender Registry Office by phone at 553-2214 or select the “contact us” option in the upper right corner on the Public Sex Offender Registry website.
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  • How can I provide information on a sex offender to the Sex Offender Office and remain anonymous?
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  • If you select the offender on the sex offender website you can submit a question or tip by selecting the “submit a tip” or “contact us” option in the upper right corner of the screen.
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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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