Manitoba
Printer Friendly

Manitoba Justice

Set text to smallest size Set text to normal size Set text to larger size Set text to largest size

To view PDF files, you must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available as a free download.

Get  Acrobat Reader

To view PDF files, you must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available as a free download.

Get  Acrobat Reader

Safer Communities

Sex Offender Notifications

 

Purpose of Making Public Notifications
Improving your Safety
Warning
Offender Information in this Website
Removal of Offender Information
Police Contact Information
Disclaimer
Access to the Offender Information is Limited to Manitoba Residents Only


Purpose of Making Public Notifications

The purpose of notifying the public about high risk sex offenders is to help protect you and your children from these offenders. It is in the interests of public safety that people are warned about sex offenders who pose a high risk. This website provides Manitobans with warnings about high risk sex offenders.

Public notification cannot guarantee your safety. It can only warn you that you may need to protect yourself and your children.

TOP

Improving your Safety

Only information about the most serious sex offenders is displayed on this website. The police consider these offenders to be such a high risk to re-offend that Manitobans should be warned about them. However, there may be other sex offenders in the community as well. Members of the public must be vigilant and use common sense to ensure their personal safety. You need to be aware of your own safety status and practices. For example, it is always a good idea to stay away from poorly lit areas at night and to ensure that doors and windows are locked before going to bed. You should ensure that your children are aware of potentially dangerous situations, such as being offered a ride, candy or money by a person they don't know well or being asked by a person they don't know well to help find a lost pet. Children need to know that they should always check with their parents first and you should review these safety precautions with them.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection has an excellent website with information on reducing child victimization and on improving personal safety. You can find it at www.cybertip.ca

Canadian Centre for Child Protection has also prepared some " Safety Strategies for Parents and Community"

You may also consult the website of the Winnipeg Police Service (look under "Crime Prevention" and then click on "Personal Safety" or "Take Action in Schools")

TOP

Warning

The offender information displayed on this website is to help you protect yourself and your family. Using the information for any other purpose could be viewed by a judge as a form of harassment of the offender. The police will take the necessary steps to protect the public. Any form of harassment or other unreasonable conduct directed toward any offender named here will not be tolerated and could subject you to a variety of legal consequences. These might include criminal prosecution, a penalty under The Human Rights Act, a peace bond application and other legal consequences.

TOP

Offender Information in this Website

When a Manitoba police agency believes that a convicted sex offender is such a high risk to re-offend that the public should be warned about him or her, it may decide to issue a full public notification. This is a province-wide notification to the major media outlets in Manitoba. The notification is made in a media release and provides the offender's name, a recent photograph and background information. The notification encourages members of the public to take reasonable steps to ensure their safety. The website only displays offender information that has already been made public through the police notification process. The website is an additional way to notify the public about these high risk sex offenders.

The offender information on this website is contained in two sections: Current Notifications and Previous Notifications.

The Current Notifications section will display all the media releases issued by the police in the past year about high-risk sex offenders. The background material will vary from case to case, but it will normally include information about:

  1. the past offences committed by the offender
  2. the area of the province where the offender is expected to reside
  3. the type of person who is at risk from the offender (e.g. adult females, children)

The second section of the website is Previous Notifications. Information about an offender will be placed in the Previous Notifications section after it has been displayed in the Current section for one year. The Previous Notifications section will display more limited information about the offender: name, photograph, date of the public notification, information about the offender's crime and the nature of the risk to the public.

TOP

Removal of Offender Information

Offender information will remain in the Previous Notifications section until the offender provides the deputy minister of Manitoba Justice with proof that he or she has received a pardon for the offences committed. Pardons are granted by the National Parole Board. For information about pardons and the process that must be followed to obtain one, contact the National Parole Board.

TOP

Police Contact Information

If you see a crime being committed or feel you are in danger, call 911 immediately.

If you see the offender in public, you do not have to call the police unless he or she is committing a crime, harassing or threatening someone or behaving in a way that makes you think that there is a danger to someone.

For additional information on high-risk sex offenders, please contact the police service that made the notification:

Winnipeg Police Service - 204-984-1888
- This number will connect you with the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit, which is a partnership between the RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service.

RCMP - 204-984-1888
- This number will connect you with the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit, which is a partnership between the RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service.

Brandon Police Service - 204- 729-2331

Dakota Ojibway Police Service - 204-729-3622

TOP

Disclaimer

The information contained on this website has been provided to Manitoba Justice from a variety of sources. While Manitoba Justice has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information is accurate, it cannot guarantee that it is absolutely complete or up-to-date. Therefore, you should read our disclaimer.

TOP

Access to the Offender Information is Limited to Manitoba Residents Only

Are you a Manitoba Resident?

YES                               NO

 

TOP

Disclaimer and Copyright