CRIME REPORTS/ SEXUAL OFFENDERS/ BIASED BASED PROFILING INFO

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CrimeReports.com is an interactive crime statistic mapping program that allows the user to search the City of High Springs by address or type of crimes that have occurred within a selected time frame.

Disclaimer: The High Springs Police Department is providing crime information to the public through this website. This data is based on preliminary incident information and has not been verified or subjected to investigative review and processes which may result in a change in the final crime disposition and/or classification. Additionally, not all incidents may be depicted within the default time frame due to initial reporting processes, but may be available at a later date utilizing the search function.

The data is available by crime type, time period and specific geographic boundaries. The data is updated every day. Multiple incidents at one location may be illustrated by a single icon. All data visualizations are approximate. Based on your query, you will be able to produce maps and/or reports.

The High Springs Police Department makes no guarantee, expressed or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. Additionally, the Department makes no representations or warranties of a particular location’s safety.

To view historical UCR crime statistics, please visit Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

SEXUAL OFFENDERS

The High Springs Police Department takes Sexual Predator and Offender notification and follow-up seriously. If a Predator or Offender moves into the City of High Springs, they will be immediately contacted by a Supervisor of the High Springs Police Department. A Supervisor or Officer will check on Sexual Predators every 30 days, and Sexual Offenders every 90 days to verify their address information and to ensure they are complying with their requirements. A Supervisor maintains continual contact with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to update our records management system with address changes, as well as to add information regarding new Predators and Offenders who move into the City of High Springs.

To view further information regarding Predators or Offenders in our City, please click on the: Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Predator and Offender Database.

A Neighborhood Search allows users to enter any address in Florida and search the Florida Sexual Offender/Predator Registry for any registered sexual offender or predator living within a 1 to 5 mile radius of the address entered by the user. You can also open a map of the search results by clicking the “Display Results in Map” link. Click link to access: Neighborhood Search.

In April 2008, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and local Law Enforcement partners unveiled an exciting new addition to the State’s Sexual Offender and Predator Website; The Florida Offender Alert System. The system allows you to sign up to receive E-mail alert notifications when a registered Sexual Predator or Offender moves to your neighborhood or within a radius of any other designated address. FDLE encourages you to register your home address, as well as locations such as your child’s school, your workplace, and any locations that you and your family frequent. You can also opt to track address changes reported by specific registered Sexual Predators or Offenders.

You can monitor an unlimited number of addresses or Sexual Predators or Offender. There is no charge.

Please take a moment now to sign up at https://floridaoffenderalert.com. And please pass this E-mail on to friends and family and encourage them to take advantage of this valuable Community safety service.

If you are aware of a Sexual Predator or Offender that is residing within the City of High Springs but has not registered their new address, or if you have knowledge of a Sexual Predator or Offender that has moved out of High Springs without notifying the Department, please contact Sergeant Dustyn Shenk immediately at (386) 454-1415 or by E-mail dshenk@highsprings.us.

A Supervisor will conduct an immediate follow-up investigation to locate and/or file criminal charges against the person.

Anyone giving the Department information will remain anonymous.

BIASED BASED PROFILING STATEMENT

Biased Based Profiling Statement

It is the policy of the High Springs Police Department to prohibit bias based profiling in all Police-initiated actions. These include all investigative detentions, field contacts, traffic contacts, arrests, searches, asset seizures and forfeiture efforts. Officer’s actions will be based on a standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause as required by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and statutory authority. Officers must be able to articulate specific facts, circumstances and conclusions, which support reasonable suspicion for an investigative detention or traffic stop or probable cause for arrest. Officers shall not consider race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation in establishing either reasonable suspicion, probable cause or as a basis for requesting consent to search.

Criminal profiling is a legitimate tool in the fight against crime. It is an investigative method in which an Officer, through observation of activities and environment, identifies suspicious behavior by individuals and develops a legal basis, consistent with the Fourth Amendment, to detain and question.

However, illegal profiling refers to a decision by an Officer to stop, detain, interdict, or search an individual based on the race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, or national origin. The Department prohibits illegal profiling as a law enforcement tactic and will not tolerate or condone its use by any Member.