[HISTORY: Adopted by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders 11-9-1994 by Ord. No. O-1994-00026. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
- CONVICTED OFFENDER
- Any person who has been convicted of a violation of the following New Jersey statutes: N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2 (sexual assault), N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3 (criminal sexual contact), and N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4 (lewdness), wherein the victim of said offense was a person under the age of 18 years.
- PERMANENT RESIDENT
- Any person who resides within the County of Essex for more than 30 days in any one year.
Any convicted offender who becomes a permanent resident of the County of Essex shall, upon obtaining permanent resident status as defined in this chapter, register with the Department of the County Police. See also statutory requirements under N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 et seq. (Megan's Law). At the time of registration, the convicted offender shall supply the following information to the Department of the Essex County Police:
[Amended 9-7-2011 by Ord. No. O-2011-00011]
Name and social security number.
Driver's license number.
Make, model and license plate number of any motor vehicle owned or regularly operated.
Nature of each and every offense of which convicted.
Date of each offense and date of each conviction.
Date of release from custody.
Prosecuting agency for each offense.
Age of victim for each offense.
The Department of Essex County Police shall maintain a registry of convicted offenders who are required to register with the Department of Essex County Police in accordance with this chapter. Such registry shall contain the names of all registered convicted offenders in alphabetical order and by street address, with streets listed in alphabetical order. The registry shall be available at all times for inspection by any person. A copy of the registry, along with amendments which may be from time to time made, shall be forwarded by the Department of County Police to the Chief of Police of each municipality within the County of Essex.
[Amended 12-13-2006 by Ord. No. O-2006-00016]
Violations of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, by the penalties provided for in § 1-1 of this Code.
This chapter shall be liberally construed for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the people of the County of Essex.