SORNA refers to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act which is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248). SORNA provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA aims to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under prior law and generally strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs. Additionally, SORNA:
- Extends the jurisdictions in which registration is required beyond the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the principal U.S. territories, to include also federally recognized Indian tribes.
- Incorporates a more comprehensive group of sex offenders and sex offenses for which registration is required.
- Requires registered sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school.
- Requires sex offenders to provide more extensive registration information.
- Requires sex offenders to make periodic in-person appearances to verify and update their registration information.
- Expands the amount of information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders.
- Makes changes in the required minimum duration of registration for sex offenders.
The National Sex Offender Public Website
National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification
Sexual Abuse Education and Prevention
Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System
All Sex Offender Registrations will be conducted at the Fort Oakland Police Department located at 1 Rush Buffalo Road, Tonkawa, Oklahoma. They will be done Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm only. For further information call 580.628.2337 and ask for a Fort Oakland Police Department official to answer your questions or to return your call.