Megan’s LawThe Milpitas Police Department is committed to keeping its community as safe as possible. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) sergeant coordinates the Milpitas Police Department’s responsibilities with respect to Megan’s Law. Any concerns or questions regarding Megan’s Law or other SIU related matters should be directed to the SIU sergeant at (408)586-2400. An Online Megan’s Law Map is available on the California Department of Justice’s web site, which lists designated registered sex offenders in Milpitas and all of California. Click on the link below to visit the State’s Megan’s Law website.
Megan’s Law History:
In 1995, a convicted child molester was arrested for the murder and rape of 7 year-old Megan Kanka in a New Jersey suburb. The offender lived right across the street from the Kanka residence, however the Police Department was prohibited from disclosing the presence of this child molester because at the time the law did not allow the release of sex offender information to the public.
The law, dubbed “Megan’s Law” was changed to permit the release of this information to the public. California’s version of Megan’s Law went into effect on September 25, 1996. This law was implemented to allow potential victims to protect themselves and allow parents to protect their children.