ADVISORY: Sex Offender Registry Focus of Ford Interim Study

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Contact: State Rep. Ross Ford

Office: (405) 557-7347


OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Ross Ford (R-Broken Arrow) will hold an interim study to discuss potential legislation to clean up language in statute for the state’s sex offender registry.  


The study is set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Room 432-A in the state Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City.


Ford said he wants to examine tightening the 72-hour time frame sex offenders have before they have to register an address with the Department of Corrections (DOC) upon release from the justice system. Other topics will include how to best locate homeless offenders and possibly releveling registration after a number of years have expired from the original sentence.


Additional speakers include Sgt. John Adams with the Tulsa Police Department; Richard Smothermon, chief legal counsel for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, and Francie Thompson, special agent with the bureau; Lt. Derrick Hopkins with the Norman Police Department; Sgt. John Adams, with the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Health Trust; and Cheri Bolz, coordinator of the Sex and Violent Offender Registration for the DOC.