FPD committed to monitoring sex offender registrants in wake of municipal code changes


The Fullerton City Council this week repealed a section of the city’s municipal code section pertaining to residence restrictions for sex offenders.

Pending litigation has found the municipal code section to be unconstitutional.

The Fullerton Police Department wants residents to know that a state law that establishes residency restrictions and prohibits sex offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of any public or private school, or park where children regularly gather, remains firmly in place.

Additionally, the FPD “will continue to vigorously enforce, supervise, monitor and maintain the registration requirements on the current and future registered sex offenders that reside in the City of Fullerton,” Sgt. Jon Radus said.

FPD detectives and Specialized Enforcement Units are in regular communication with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Radus said.

Partnering with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the FPD is committed to keeping children, schools, parks and the community safe, he said.

Anyone with information regarding sex offenders and compliance issues related to PC 290, the Penal Code addressing sex registrant requirements, is urged to contact Fullerton Police Sgt. John Ema at 714-738-6580. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) go to occrimestoppers.org