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California’s Megan’s Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local communities may protect themselves and their children. Megan’s Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan’s Law.

Megan’s Law makes available to adults and organizations information on "serious" and "high-risk" sex offenders in their local community. The information on a registered sex offender includes:

name and known aliases

age and sex

physical description, including scars, marks and tattoos

photograph, if available

crimes resulting in registration

county of residence

zip code (based on last registration)


Megan’s Law is available in the following languages:














Visit the California Department of Justice’s Internet web site, which lists designated registered sex offenders in California.  http://meganslaw.ca.gov/

On May 25, 2022, Presidential Executive Order (EO) 14074 “Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety” was signed. 

In accordance with EO 14074 (Section 12), State, Tribal, local, and Territorial Law Enforcement agencies (LEAs) must:

1.  Notify their Civilian Governing Body (CGB) (i.e., City Council, County Government, or other local governing body) of intent to request property from Federal sources to include Federal funds or grants.

2.  Notify the Local Community of its request for property transfers, and purchases from Federal funds, agencies, or subcontractors (including existing transfer contracts or grants).

Pursuant to EO 14074 (Section 12), this memo (see attached- Notification to Community template) fulfills the requirement to notify the Civilian Governing Body (CGB) and the Local Community agency’s intent to request the controlled property items identified in the list.  If your agency wants to requisition “Controlled” property, the Notification to Community Letter must be on file with our office.  If you do not wish to requisition controlled property but will be requisitioning DEMIL A or DEMIL Q6 property the Notification to Community letter is not required.

3.  Sign the SPO Addendum-This is required of all LESO participants regardless of whether or not you will be requisitioning Controlled property.

No later than January 1, 2023, all participating LEAs must return the attached LESO SPO Addendum.  Any LEA that will be requisitioning “Controlled” property must return the Notification to Community (on agency letterhead).  Any LEA that does not return the required documents will not be able to requisition new equipment until which time they return the required documents. 


If you wish to read EO 14074 in its entirety, please visit: Federal Register :: Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices To Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety

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