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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATIONOPS-29 <br /> <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 10 <br /> <br />09-13-18 YES <br />07-03-09 <br />09-17-04 <br /> <br /> <br />I. POLICY <br /> <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to comply with the requirements <br />of the Arizona Revised Statutes on Community Notification. The Surprise Police <br />Department finds that some sex offenders pose a high risk of engaging in sex <br />offenses after being released from imprisonment or confinement and that <br />protecting the public from sex offenders is a paramount governmental interest. <br />As the legislature has enacted, and the Department concurs, persons who have <br />been convicted of committing a sex offense have a reduced expectation of <br />privacy because of the public's interest in public safety and in the effective <br />operation of government. <br /> <br />II. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />A. For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions are provided. <br />These definitions are not intended to be the definitions for other policies or <br />procedures of the Department. <br /> <br />Term Definition <br />Community A formally organized or non-formally organized <br />group of community members that reside or are <br />Group <br /> <br />employed in a specific geographical area located <br />within the city limits of Surprise. <br />FileThe file folder containing the information received or <br /> <br />obtained, along with the written documentation <br />produced by the Department regarding the sex <br />offenders subject to the notification process. <br />Joint The area of the defined neighborhood that <br />encompasses two law enforcement jurisdictions. <br />Jurisdiction <br /> <br />NeighborsThe citizens of Surprise occupying the residences <br /> <br />and/or businesses within the neighborhood area <br />where the sex offender, who is subject to community <br />notification, will be residing. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />