§ 467-3Sex offender residency requirements.
§ 467-4Violations and penalties.
The purpose of this chapter establishing a sex offender residency prohibition is to help prevent crime in the City of Camden while, at the same time, safeguarding the constitutional rights of sex offenders and encouraging them to not repeat the unlawful acts for which they had originally been convicted.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any place where a restricted resident lives either temporarily or permanently.
- RESTRICTED RESIDENT
- Any person over the age of 18 who has been convicted of a violation of any crime against a child and/or minor as listed in N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2 and who, as a result of said conviction, has been determined to be a Tier II or Tier III classified sex offender, and is required to register with the appropriate authorities pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 et seq. (Registration and Notification of Release of Certain Offenders).
No restricted resident shall be permitted to reside or live within 2,500 feet of any public or private school, park, playground, public library, or day-care center within the boundaries of the City of Camden.
Any restricted resident who resides or lives within 2,500 feet of any public or private school, park, playground, public library, or day-care center in the City of Camden shall have 60 days from receipt of written notice from the City of Camden Police Chief, or designee, to vacate that residence and relocate out of the prohibited area. Failure to move to a location, which is in full compliance with the provisions of this chapter, within the aforesaid notice time period shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, this chapter shall not be applied to any restricted resident who has established a residence in the City of Camden prior to the date of adoption of this chapter. Proof of restricted resident's residency in the City prior to the date of adoption of this chapter shall be required to be immediately provided by the restricted resident to the City of Camden Police Chief or designee. A restricted resident who resides in the City of Camden pursuant to this subsection shall be permitted to continue such residency, provided it is continuous and uninterrupted. At any time after the date of adoption of this chapter, in the event said restricted resident relocates and registers any new residence with the appropriate authorities pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 et seq., said restricted resident shall not be permitted to reside or live in the City of Camden contrary to the terms of this chapter, and this subsection shall be inapplicable to the restricted resident.
Each day's continuance of the violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.