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Sex Offender Registry

TBI:  The Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004, was established in TCA 40-39-201 et. seq., and became effective August 1, 2004.  All persons who meet the definition of sexual offender or violent sexual offender, and who live, work, attend school or establish a physical presence in Tennessee must register with the appropriate registering agencies as defined by law.

In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Police Department is providing a link to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Sex Offender Registry.  This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.  It also requires sex offenders, already required to register in the State, to provide notice to any institute of higher education in this State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student. In the State of Tennessee, those convicted as sex offenders must register with a Law Enforcement Agency as required by law.

The TBI Sex Offender Registry information shall be used for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice, screening of current or prospective employees or volunteers or otherwise for the protection of the public in general and children in particular. Unlawful use of the information for purposes of intimidating or harassing another is prohibited and willful violation may make the violator subject to criminal and/or civil/university sanctions.

Last Published: May 12, 2017