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Pennsylvania, Oregon Suspend In-Person Registration

[ACSOL]

The States of Pennsylvania and Oregon have temporarily suspended in-person registration for all registrants in those state.  Instead of in-person registration, Pennsylvania is allowing registrants to register by mail, if needed, and Oregon is allowing registrants to register by telephone.

“Pennsylvania and Oregon are protecting the public, including registrants and their families, from further infection of COVID-19 by suspending in-person registration,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “These states are setting an example that should be followed by all 50 states in the nation.”

 

In Pennsylvania, registrants are required to register by mail only if they need to change or update previously reported information, such as home address, employment or school address.  For those registrants, the state has provided a form which is be mailed to the Pennsylvania State Police, Megan’s Law Section 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  A link to that form is immediately below this article.

Pennsylvania State Police Sexual Offender Update Form – March 2020 [PDF download]

 

In Oregon, registrants are expected to call their local law enforcement agency to see if that agency will register them by phone.  If unable to register with local law enforcement, registrants have been provided a list of phone numbers to call based upon their geographic location.  And registrants living in the Portland area have been provided the name and phone number of their registration officer who is available four days a week for eight hours a day.  This compares to San Diego County which has limited registration to four hours each on two days of the week.

Below is a list of phone numbers for Oregon registrants to call:

AREA                   PHONE

McMinnville        503-472-0294

Astoria                  503-861-0781

Newport                541-265-5354

Tillamook             503-842-2899

Albany                  541-967-2026

Salem                   503-934-0319

Baker City             541-523-5867

 

Bend                     541-388-6213

LaGrande             541-963-7175

Ontario                 541-889-6469

Pendleton             541-278-4090

The Dalles            541-296-9646

Central Point        541-776-6114

Central Point        541-776-6236

 

Grants Pass         541-955-6370

Coos Bay              541-888-2677

Gold Beach           541-247-6641

Roseburg              541-440-3334

Klamath Falls       541-883-5713

Springfield            541-726-2536

 

If you live in the Portland area, the Portland Police Bureau will process sex offender registration by phone.

Please call Officer Lara Maul at 503-545-3559 Monday-Thursday from 7am – 5pm.

 

 

 

Join the discussion

  1. Jack

    Awesome. One problem we have here in california though is the requirement in the law that registrants provide a new photo every year. We’d probably have to send one in the mail provided the in person component of the law is suspended.

  2. David

    Thank you for posting this information!
    I have just emailed my City’s Police Chief to suggest revising requirements to allow for mail-on and/or phone-in registration during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    I will post any response I receive here.

  3. T

    At-least they respect the law enforcement people enough to protect them from being exposed to the virus whereas California doesn’t seem to give a darn about the health of the law enforcement people who do the registration.

    • TS

      Dying in the line of duty is admirable regardless of how and where it is done.

      • H

        @TS: I couldn’t agree more, but dying for some dumb ass reason like to register someone is different all together. Some of the officers do it for who trips and ability to control others and lack the common since and courage to stand up to their superiors and say “NO, I’m not doing this, if someone was in danger i would be the first one to help. But I am not risking my life for something as stupid as getting finger prints on someone we already have them on.

        Just my thoughts

        • TS

          @H

          Completely agree with you and @T. My reply comment was meant to have a hint of sarcasm (which I did not note or convey well). However, rushing into a burning house, flaming car wreck, etc, is one thing (and admirable even if one doesn’t die in the line of duty then), but current fingerprints and a new mugshot of a registrant is another (and one that lacks commonsense at this time or at anytime for that matter).

  4. w

    People have to be seen as humans again. That they have families, lives, jobs, and that they are like everyone else.

    But the ones propagating the agenda have been emboldened by the effectiveness of the sex offender label. It’s just too easy to ride the “public safety” train even though the facts are this system isn’t providing any real-world proof of its claims. Labels, blackballing, and an unnecessary waste of resources is what the results are. People’s lives being reduced to intolerable conditions.

    Sad as it seems to keep being on the losing side you have to rememember that there’s also a way to win. The size of the registry will be its undoing. The cost of their registry will be its undoing. The uselessness of the registry will be its undoing.

    It just takes perspective for people to see that. Like a pandemic.

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