Chico Police run sex offender compliance checks

Feb 3, 2016 8:53 PM by David McVicker

The Chico Police Department is doing its part in keeping convicted sex offenders in compliance. Investigators Wednesday performed unscheduled checks on offenders all throughout the city.

Officers spent the day visiting offenders at their registered places of employment and registered places of residences. They checked the vehicles that they drove, all of which are required under mandated law enforcement registration laws.

Chico investigators performed check on several of the registered offenders. Out of 40 verified registrants, 29 were in compliance, 10 could not be verified, and 1 was arrested for being out of compliance.

The department said they will continue to do the checks periodically throughout the year.

According to court records, the City of Chico has 187 offenders registered in the city. Nineteen of these offenders are registered as transients.

According to the law, sex offenders must register within 5 working days of moving, 5 working days within their birthday every year, or 5 working days after they have been released from custody. Transients must update their transient location every 30 days with the local agency where they plan to reside.

To find registered sex offenders within the state of California and for additional information on sex offender laws and other related information, please visit


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