How do you alert the community that a sex offender is moving to McFarland?

In the event that we are notified of a high risk offender moving into the Village, a variety of notification techniques may be implemented, including neighborhood specific notifications, community notification meetings and information being posted on our website.

In the event of a low risk offender, such as one who’s crime was committed several years prior and has not re-offended and is no longer under supervision or any kind of restrictions, consistent with the practices of most law enforcement agencies we do not conduct notifications. This would be an offender that we were not notified of by the state and is no longer deemed to be a threat by the state. There have been times that we have gone outside of this guideline due to unique circumstances.

The public is encouraged to visit the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry website on a regular basis to check for changes in their neighborhood, as they have access to the same information that law enforcement does. Another resource is the National Sex Offender Registry.

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1. How many sex offenders live in McFarland?
2. How does the standard sex offender notification process work?
3. How do you alert the community that a sex offender is moving to McFarland?
4. Does the local police department conduct compliance checks? If so, how often?
5. What happens if an offender is not in compliance?
6. How much police times goes into notifying the community an offender is moving to the village and doing compliance checks?
7. How do you ensure the safety of the residents in McFarland?
8. What type of restrictions are in place for the offenders?