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The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety is dedicated to giving the residents of Rohnert Park the most up to date information possible about Sexual Offenders. The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety in accordance with State and Federal laws wishes to provide the citizens of Rohnert Park with the information necessary to protect themselves and their families from danger.

Megan's Law makes available information on most, but not all sex offenders in their local community. The information on a registered sex offender may include:

  • Name and known aliases;
  • Age and sex;
  • Physical description, including scars, marks, and tattoos;
  • Photograph, if available;
  • Crimes resulting in registration;
  • Address and County of residence; or
  • Zip Code (based on last registration).

Please note that California law does not allow the release of information on "Other" sex offenders.

"Other" sex offenders are required to register, but are not subject to disclosure under Megan's Law. These "Other" sex offenders are individuals convicted of exhibitionism, misdemeanor sexual battery, incest or spousal rape. Additionally, sex offenders adjudicated in juvenile court are not subject to public disclosure. As of Nov. 1, 1999, there were more than 12,800 "other" registered sex offenders within California.

Megan's Law is named after 7-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 Kanka's sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area.

The law is not intended to punish the offender and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against the offender. It recognizes that public safety is best served when registered sex offenders are not concealing their location to avoid harassment.