Form 52s are also a problem. Analysts compare the travel information collected from the CBSA with the travel information submitted by the registered sex offender to verify compliance under the legislation. In fact, officers there prefer to issue reminder notices to overdue offenders rather than charge them with non-compliance.
Rick Harrington, an OPP officer who works with both registries. Compliance rates vary from coast to coast. As Cpl. Of all the problems with the national registry, nothing bothers Ontario more than the discretionary inclusion rule.
In October, when registry officials from every province and territory met for an annual meeting, nobody from Ontario showed up. Unfortunately, not every police force can spare the officers. PEI is the only province to boast a perfect compliance rate.
That means the registry centres have no idea when hundreds of dangerous criminals are supposed to show up and register. The system is off-limits to most police officers, so all queries must be forwarded to the provincial registry centre. Form 52s are also a problem.
As in Halifax, more compliance checks will almost certainly reveal a higher non-compliance rate. If the early results are any indication, not everyone is living where they say they are. Police agencies must use the personal information in the database only for police purposes and as authorized by law.
Of the 27 address verifications conducted in Halifax in September, six were incorrect. The only problem, she said, relates to Form 52s.
Behind closed doors, Alberta has been more than vocal about the many problems plaguing the national sex offender registry. According to the latest provincial update, written three months ago, the registry centre in B. Ottawa, he said, is going to build its own registry.
Some international police agencies may be provided with information from the database, but only if this information sharing meets specific criteria outlined in the Sex Offender Information Registration Act SOIRA.