Oklahoma Law Regarding Employing Offenders
School administrators are reminded of the primary purpose of Senate Bill (SB) 440:
"A person whose name appears on this registry has been convicted of a sex offense. Continuing to employ a person whose name appears on this registry may result in civil liability for the employer or criminal prosecution pursuant to Section 589 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes."
SB 440, approved in the 2005 legislative session, gave the state superintendent the authority to access the Sex Offender Registry and the duty to ensure its contents were available for inspection by all school administrators.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Offender Registry
Click on "Offenders," then "Offender Lookup" to search by individual's last and first name (or DOC case number if available)
Oklahoma Probation and Parole Web site
To check parole status, search by offender's DOC case number and last name
Oklahoma State Courts Network Web site
Click on "Court Dockets," then "Search Dockets" to search individual's court cases by county
Helpful Notes About the Registry
- It is not necessary to know a person's name to find out if a school's neighbor is a convicted sex offender -- the registry can be searched by state, city, county or zip code for a wider range of results
- In addition to checking the registry, you should contact your local police department or sheriff's office for information they may have about known offenders in your community.
- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections updates the registry daily to provide the most complete and accurate information. Through regular correspondence and cooperation with local police departments and sheriff's offices, address and other information is updated to ensure its validity and timeliness.
- Special Note to Check "Delinquent Registrations"
There are more than 1200 registered sex offenders believed to be in violation of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. If you have information as to their whereabouts, please communicate it to us by clicking on the name and entering the information, as well as by notifying your local authorities.