Megan's Law

For more than 50 years, California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies. However, information on the whereabouts of these sex offenders was not available to the public until 1995. California law now provides the public with Internet access to detailed information on registered sex offenders. This expanded access allows the public to use their personal computers to view information on sex offenders required to register with local law enforcement under California's Megan's Law. Previously, the information was available only by personally visiting police stations and sheriff offices by calling a 900 toll-number.

California's Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local communities may protect themselves and their children. The law is not intended to punish the offender and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against the offender. It recognizes that public safety is best served when registered sex offenders are not concealing their location to avoid harassment.

The Burlingame Police Department is dedicated to giving the residents the most up to date information possible about Sexual Offenders in the community. The department, in accordance with State and Federal laws, wishes to provide the citizens with the information necessary to protect themselves and their families from danger.  Not every registered sex offender will appear on the Internet web site. Some registered sex offenders are excluded from public disclosure by law.

State of California Megans Law Web Site