Megan's Law
In 1947, California implemented the nation's first sex offender registration program to help track the whereabouts of persons convicted of specific sex crimes. The registration requirement is for life unless the offender is relieved of this responsibility through legal processes. In 1996, California enacted "Megan's Law," which provides the public with photographs and descriptive information on serious sex offenders residing in California who have been convicted of committing sex crimes and are required to register their whereabouts with local law enforcement.
Megan KankaMegan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. By 1996, the United States Congress passed legislation dubbed "Megan's Law," which required states to enact similar laws allowing for the release of relevant information to protect the public from sexual offenders. On May 17, 1996, President Clinton signed Megan's Law. On September 25, 1996, then Governor Pete Wilson signed into law California's version of Megan's Law. The law became effective in January of 1997.
Contact Information
Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249
Crimes in Progress: 911
Business Administration:
(209) 754-6500
Anonymous Tip Line:
(209) 754-6030
Jail: (209) 754-6499
Civil Division: (209) 754-6479
Records: (209) 754-6694
Evidence: (209) 754-6693
Fax: (209) 754-6581
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For more information, contact your local law enforcement agency, or write:

California Department of Justice
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

Call or visit:

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
891 Mountain Ranch RoadSan Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-6500
Use of this information
The release of this information to the public is a means of assuring public protection and not to punish the offender. The information may not be used to harass the offender or commit any crime against the offender. Public safety is best served when offenders are not concealing their location to avoid harassment.