The Lake Mary Police Department fully recognizes and follows the work done by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in tracking the individuals listed as Sexual Predators and Offenders in their website, or you can call FDLE at 888-357-7332.
Effective October 1, 1997, new criteria was established for registration and community notification of sexual predators and sex offenders. The Public Safety Information Act (PSIA) of 1997 establishes that all sexual predators who committed their act on or after October 1, 1993 are now subject to mandatory community notification and registration requirements. Registration requirements were also broadened under the PSIA to include sex offenders who have been released from any sanction of the court or from the care, custody and control of the Florida Department of Corrections on or after October 1, 1997.
Sex offenders are defined in legislation by their conviction of certain enumerated sex offenses. While law enforcement is not mandated to notify the community on sex offenders, police chiefs and sheriff's may release criminal history information on sex offenders, and notify the public of that information at their discretion.
The PSIA also requires all sexual predators and sex offenders, if not under the control or supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, and after having initially registered in person with FDLE or the Sheriff in the county where he/she resides, to contact, in person, a local office of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, within 48 hours of any change of address, and to obtain a Florida driver's license or identification card, if applicable.