Blackfeet Nation

Sex Offender Registry
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The Blackfeet Nation has placed a high priority on keeping its communities and people safe.

On January 11, 2011, The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council adopted by Resolution #123-2011, Sex Offender Registration Code and added to Chapter 5, Criminal Offenses, in the Blackfeet Tribal Law and Order Code of 1967, as amended, as a new Part VI of said Chapter. Therefore, Ordinance 110-A, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law became effective on January 11, 2011.

In accordance with Ordinance 110-A, of the Blackfeet Tribal Law and Order Code, Sex Offenders are required to register or update their existing records with the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services Department immediately if currently within or residing here; and within 24 hours of any other reason for being within our jurisdiction even if there is no intention to remain or reside here.

Visiting offenders must register immediately by showing up in person to the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services Center (BLES).

Offenders who are required to register shall also show up in person every 90 days for the remainder of their LIFE. If criteria are met with juvenile cases, there is a clean record provision for juvenile’s cases reducing their registration period to 25 years.

Sex Offenders must register immediately with the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services Department (BLES). Failure to register or failure to keep information current and correct is a violation that carries a penalty of up to one year confinement in the TRIBAL custody. There could be additional penalties in federal court or state court for failure to register depending on the violation(s).

With the passage of our Sex Offender Registration Code, it provides stringent requirements for registration of sexual offenders and notification to the public of the places they intend to or actually reside, work (whether compensated or not), volunteer, attend college or school or any vocation, and travel. The requirements apply to anyone convicted of covered sexual offenses in any court of conviction, including certain foreign countries and military offenses.

Registration on Blackfeet Nation is a LIFETIME requirement. All registered offenders must physically check in at a designated location every 90 days for LIFE. For specific details, contact the information line below.

A TIER 3 is not a risk level. It is a category designed by the Department of Justice SMART Office which measures the duration and frequency of offender registration and check in appointments. All offenders are TIER 3 that are registered within this jurisdiction.

The Blackfeet Nation's Law requires registration of certain adjudicated delinquent juveniles of serious sexual offenses and the juvenile was age 14 or older at the commission of the offense; or those convicted as adults of any covered sexual offense. For clarification of what kinds of offenses require registration, contact the BLES Sex Offender Registration Compliance Officer, Frank Goings, at the number below.

Any sexual offender who has not yet registered or who has not kept their registration information correct and current must do so immediately. BLES will pursue arrest warrants for all offenders who have not registered or brought their registration current. Failure to comply with the Nations’ Law is also a serious violation of federal law that can result in federal incarceration for up to ten (10) years.

Any person who uses information obtained by a sex offender registry to harm, harass, annoy, or commit criminal violations against a registrant will be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties. Any such activity should be immediately reported to the local police department.

It is recommended that you conduct searches on any of the following zip codes listed for our jurisdiction. Some of the zip codes within this jurisdiction are: 59417, 59448, and 59411.

Please call BLES Sex Offender Compliance Officer Frank Goings, or Jonathan St.Goddard at 406-338-4000.
If you have any questions or need to register or update your registration, please leave me a detailed message to set up your appointment.

You may also come to the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Dispatch window in the main lobby and request to speak with Jonathan St.Goddard, who can register or update your file in order to register or make changes to your records.