Information will be provided on the upcoming sex offender gathering
The Albuquerque Police Department will be hosting a town hall meeting to inform the public on how officers will be monitoring the upcoming conference of reformed sex offenders
The meeting will be held on Sept. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Eldorado High School’s Performing Arts Center. The meeting, hosted by APD Foothills Area Commander Kevin Rowe, will not be a question and answer forum. Cmdr. Rowe will be providing information on how his officers will monitor the situation.
“We want our community to be aware and informed,” Cmdr. Rowe said. “This meeting is not about a debate over whether this group should or should not meet. It’s about informing neighbors on how we as law enforcement are going to monitor and respond to any issues that may arise.”
The National Conference for the Reformed Sex Offender Laws Organization is scheduled to meet on Sept. 4 at the Ramada Inn near Hotel Circle and Eubank NE. RSOL believes that once a sex offender has served his sentence, they should not be required to register as a sex offender and information regarding their conviction of a sexual offense should be confidential. They plan to meet in Albuquerque to discuss how they plan to move forward with legislation to help their cause.
No one from RSOL will be speaking at the town hall meeting.
“This is an emotionally charged issue,” Cmdr. Rowe said. “We want everyone feel calm, know that we are aware of the event and what our plans are to assure the safety of our community.”