Courtesy of the Hollister Police Department:
The Hollister Police Department will continue with required registration of sex offenders with no changes despite the governor’s executive order allowing agencies to register sex offenders remotely.
Effective May 7, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order N-63-20, law enforcement agencies are encouraged to adopt telephonic, remote, or other procedures for registration and reporting under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Such procedures must be consistent with state and local public health guidance regarding physical distancing, and Law Enforcement Agencies are encouraged to post or publicize such procedures through means calculated to reach any person subject to the act.
In accordance with Executive Order N-63-20, for the next 60 days, fingerprints, signatures, initials, or photographs of a registrant are no longer required in order to process.
The Hollister Police Department is aware of the seriousness and the need to monitor convicted sex offenders in our community. The department has a barrier in place at our front lobby that protects our staff. Our personnel are also trained to use masks, gloves and hand sanitizer when contacting the public or in the process of registering sex offenders, arson registrants or gang registrants.
Therefore, despite the order, our department can and will continue to register sex offenders as before with no modification of our current process.
Sex offenders who live within the City of Hollister are encouraged to call (831) 636-4330 to make an appointment within the required amount of time of their yearly registration update. Transient convicted sex offenders are required to register every 30 days.