Sex Offenders

Colorado Law requires persons convicted of certain sex crimes to register with the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where they reside. An annual registration is required on the offender’s birthday. Adults convicted of certain specific sexual offenses are required to register every three months as well. For additional information from the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI)

The Patrol Division conducts ongoing checks to ensure that sex offenders are in compliance with the law and actually live where they have registered. Failure to register as required is a crime that is investigated and vigorously prosecuted. The Wheat Ridge Police Department releases information pursuant to Colorado Revised Statues 16-13-901 through 16-13-906, which authorize law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s relocation to the community when the offender has been determined to be a Sexually Violent Predator. The purpose of notification is to enhance public safety and protection.

The Wheat Ridge Police Department has no legal authority to prohibit sex offenders from living in our community. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but they were not required to notify law enforcement until registration laws were implemented.

Information will be updated on this webpage when sex offenders register as residents with the City of Wheat Ridge.

SOTAR (Sex Offender Tracking and Registration)

The list of Wheat Ridge’s registered sex offenders can now also be accessed online. The Wheat Ridge Police Department has joined a group of more than 50 law enforcement agencies who utilize a unified sex offender registry system known as SOTAR. You can now search for sex offenders registered in Wheat Ridge and all other participating jurisdictions from a single website.