Sexual Offenders Registry
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act), the Jeanne Clery Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Bellingham Technical College (BTC) provides a link to the Sex Offender Registry. This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.
Local, State and National registry information shall be used for the purposes of screening of current or prospective employees, volunteers, or otherwise for the protection of the public in general and children in particular. Unlawful use of the information for purposes of intimidated or harassing another is prohibited.
Sex offenders are required to notify the Vice President of Student Services of their intent to enroll at BTC. A list of those individuals who have complied with this requirement is kept by the Vice President of Student Services.
In addition, a list of sex offenders is maintained by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office at www.sheriffalerts.com and the Bellingham Police Department at http://www.cob.org/PIRSexOffenders/