- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York auditors say police have been slow getting updated information from registered sex offenders who fail to provide it for the state’s public registry.

It includes names, ages, addresses, employment addresses, photographs and physical descriptions.

Local authorities are expected to ensure compliance with required updates by the state’s 37,000 registered offenders.

An audit of more than 3,600 moderate- and high-risk offenders from 2008 through 2013 and 15 police agencies found many didn’t always act on state notifications to get updated photographs or information.

The audit report says departments generally agreed with the findings and recommendations to improve compliance.

Auditors examined sheriff’s offices in Broome, Cayuga, Oneida, Ontario, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Steuben and Warren counties, city police in Buffalo, Mount Vernon, Ogdensburg, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica and Suffolk County police.

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Online:

https://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/swr/2014/SORA/global.pdf

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