registration of sex offenders and child predators who reside within the
limits of the parish, including offenders that live within the city limits.
Upon receipt of
registration information, the registry is required to forward same to the
Bureau of Louisiana State Police immediately
This registry has to
ensure sex offenders and child predators are in compliance with community
notification requirements. Community notification also includes an ad in the
Daily Iberian that is prepared for the offender to bring to the newspaper.
Upon receipt of notice of
change of address, updated information, or periodic renewal of registration,
this registry must immediately forward this information to the Bureau of the
Louisiana State Police and to every other agency with whom the offender is
required to register.
If offender provides
notice of intent to establish temporary lodging for seven or more days
outside the boundaries of his parish of residence, the sheriff shall notify
the sheriff of the parish of temporary lodging. If the location is out of
state, the sheriff shall notify the bureau of State Police.
with other agencies in reference to registration and registrants of that
Conduct operations to
check compliance with sex offender registration and notification
requirements and verify address of offenders.
When a convicted sex
offender or child predator is found to be out of compliance, an
investigation is launched. If the offender is refusing to obey the laws
governing convicted sex offenders and child predator or for some reason is
not complying, this division completes ARMMS reports, prepares an affidavit
listing probably cause and obtains an arrest warrant. Offender is arrested
and the compliance officer prepares a case file and follows this case to
prosecution by the District Attorney's Office.
There were approximately
350 convicted sex offenders registered with this registry. Of these,
approximately 36 have moved out of state, 16 have died, and approximately 58
had their registration requirement expired.
offenders are active at this time. Of these, 61 are incarcerated
(this number changes daily), about 86 offenders reside in the city
limits of New Iberia. Approximately 121 active offenders live in the
Close communication with
our patrol division, Probation & Parole, and all other agencies are
necessary for keeping track of these offenders. They are constantly changing
addresses, places of employment or unemployment, in and out of
incarceration, treatment centers, etc.
The mandate of this
division is not to keep sex offenders from re-offending; we cannot do that.
It is not to re-punish convicted sex offenders for their crimes. Our goal is
to know the address of each convicted sex offender living in Iberia Parish
and to notify each family living within the specified proximity of the
offender. We let the families know what the offender looks like, what he was
convicted of and what his address is. The more we have gotten to know an
offender the more we know about his life, friends, relatives, etc., the more
help we can be to investigators in the awful event that the offender should
Our second goal is to
make sure that the offender pays all fees and keeps all regulations set up
by the State of Louisiana, and to arrest any that we cannot get into
compliance with the law.