|State Sex Offender Registry Web Site|
In 2007, the Wyoming Legislature made substantial changes to the laws regarding sex crimes and sex offenders. These laws are effective July 1, 2007. Wyoming law requires certain persons who have been convicted of certain sex crimes to register with government authorities and keep that registration information current, including their residence address. The State's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is required by law to make sex offender registration information available to the public by maintaining a database called the sex offender registry.
W.S. 7-19-303(h) states:
(h) An educational institution in this state shall instruct members of its campus community, by direct advisement, publication or other means, that a member can obtain information regarding offenders employed by or attending school at the institution by contacting the campus police department or other law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the institution. For the purposes of this subsection, "member of the campus community" means a person employed by or attending school at the educational institution at which the offender is employed or attending school, or a person's parent or guardian if the person is a minor.
To comply with this law, UW will maintain on the UW Police Department's website a link to the state's sex offender registry so that all members of the University community can review the database in its entirety. As of July 9, 2007, DCI advises that it will be several weeks before they will be able to provide educational institutions notice of whether a new registrant on the database is an employee or student at an educational institution. When that capability is available, UW will modify this website accordingly. Pending the development of that capability, and since UW student population both at the Laramie campus and through Outreach programs is constantly changing, members of the campus community should use the sex offender registry's search capabilities to review information regarding offenders listed on the registry.
In addition, UWPD keeps a file available to the public at anytime which lists any known registered offenders that are students faculty or staff. This file is available 24/7 at UWPD