For more than 50 years, California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agency.  However, the information was not always available to the public. 

In 1994, Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old child, was kidnapped, raped and murdered in New Jersey by a convicted sex offender.  Her family was not aware that this dangerous predator had moved across the street from them because it was not legal for law enforcement to display the information at that time. 

Megan’s Law is a federal law passed in 1996 that allows for the public display of sex offender information.  The purpose of the California Megan's Law website is to provide information to the public concerning the location of sex offenders in California. The California Sex and Arson Registry (CSAR) is the source of sex offender information displayed on the website.  The CSAR database contains registration information provided by the offender to local law enforcement agencies.  The website promotes public awareness concerning the potential threat that sex offenders pose to citizens in any California community. Today, all states in the U.S. have some form of Megan’s Law. 

Realizing that it is impossible to notify every citizen about a sex offender's presence in your community, the registry will empower you to obtain information on some offenders and take the appropriate precautions.  An informed public is a safer public. 

The Stockton Police Department has established this link to the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General Megan’s Law Website for the most up to date information possible of the sex offenders that are subject to public disclosure:   California Megan's Law Website

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS INTENDED FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED TO THREATEN, HARASS, OR INTIMIDATE AN OFFENDER. MISUSE OF THIS INFORMATION OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY DIRECTED AGAINST AN OFFENDER MAY RESULT IN CRIMINAL PROSECUTION and/or CIVIL ACTION.

If you believe that any of the information found in these records are in error, please contact the Stockton Police Department - Sex Offender Records at 209-937-8323 during business hours or email: crimeprevention@stocktonca.gov.

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