Additional Community Notification Information

Providing Public Notification
The law states that when a sex offender is assigned to Risk Assessment Tier 2 or 3 providing registration information, the law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction where the offender intends to reside shall provide public notification as follows:
  • Risk Assessment Tier 2 or 3 offenders - Notice shall be given to any school the offender plans to attend and/or to the chief law enforcement officer of the local jurisdiction where the offender plans to be employed
  • Risk Assessment Tier 2 offenders - Notification shall consist of searchable records available to the public and may also consist of community notification
  • Risk Assessment Tier 3 offenders - Notification shall consist of searchable records available to the public as well as community notification
Upon receipt of notice that a sex offender resides, works, or attends school within the town limits of Smyrna, verification will be made as to whether the offender is actually living at the address provided.

Specific Tier Notification Requirements
In cases of a Tier 2 sex offender, a letter is sent to all Smyrna schools, places of worship, licensed daycare centers, and libraries advising them that the person has established residency, works, or attends school in Smyrna. Pedigree information - including the person's name, address, physical description, and conviction information - is also included with the letter.

In cases of a Tier 3 sex offender, in addition to the provisions for a Tier 2 sex offender, door-to-door community notification is made in the neighborhood in which the offender resides, works, or attends school.

What the Law Says
The law further requires that "if a school, school district, or licensed child care provider receives community notification, the community notification must be placed in a binder and kept in the administrative office available to view upon request by adults and juveniles with adult supervision. no community notification may be removed from the binder unless the school or child care provider is notified of an address change informing them that the offender has moved from the community.

"The school, school district, or licensed child care provider shall notify parents and staff frequently through their regular communications of the availability and location of the community notification binder. The physical posting of community notifications in public school buildings and licensed child care facilities is prohibited."