Assemblymember Brook-Krasny: Crime Measures Help Law Enforcement and Protect New Yorkers
June 16, 2008
Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny(D-Coney Island, Bay Ridge) announced the Assembly passed legislation he supported to crack down on crime by helping protect children and communities from sex offenders and eliminating red tape for law enforcement agencies in accessing updated criminal records. The Assemblyman said two of the bills will help provide better, updated information on criminals and sex offenders to more law enforcement agencies. The legislation:
- includes the state regional park police as an additional law enforcement agency having access to sex offender registry information to help monitor offenders residing within a state park as well as providing the community with notification about the location of sex offenders (A.10487); and
- expands the requirement that the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) notify local law enforcement agencies about the release of an inmate from state prison and streamlines such notification by allowing the information to be transferred electronically (A.10488).