UPPD Sends Sex Offender Papers Via Snail Mail? 9 Days After?

Krista Nightengale starts the day with some University Park semi-registered sex offender news. In all fairness, I think Chief Gary Adams was out of town and it does seem reasonable to think someone in the department could mail something in his absence and perhaps before 9 days flew by. Even with Thanksgiving one would think something like an unregistered sex offender in the hood would’ve been a pre-turkey priority. Or maybe even worthy of a Fed Ex?

I would so love to know the last item UPPD sent expediated shipping service and why it was sent with a tracking number while the offender paperwork went snail mail. I think I’ll speed dial my good buddy with the great hair, Steve Mace. Developing.

UPDATE: I asked Steve Mace about the last package sent via expedited service by the UPPD so we could get an idea of the type of thing that rises to the level of Fed Ex worthy. It appears that it has to be pretty major.

I checked with the Chief’s administrative assistance.  She says the department uses FedEx once a month, or less.  Two recent examples are documents to CALEA as part of the continuing data sharing for department reaccreditation and testing information to a Chicago company in connection with a recent Sergeants exam.

6 thoughts on “UPPD Sends Sex Offender Papers Via Snail Mail? 9 Days After?

  • December 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm
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    To All Readers:

    Due to the overwhelming concerns expressed by the community on this issue, changes have been put into place by me to ensure tracking occurs on any and all official outgoing mail, where it hasn’t been required, and that a faster means of transmitting important correspondance is used. This is something I should have already done and apolgize for not doing it sooner. I am very proud of the manner and speed in which the officers and investigators were able to identify the culprit in this matter. However, we did make some mistakes. I have learned from those mistakes and hopefully will not put the agency into a position for such critricism in the future. It is a great police department with very dedicated men and women who strive to do their best each and every day.

    Respectfully,
    Gary W. Adams
    Chief of Police

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  • December 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm
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    Thanks for your response, Chief Adams. I think that many of us feared that Coleman was somehow slipping through the cracks again since the offender website hasn’t been updated with his information and it’s been about 3 weeks. We appreciate the work your department does and that you are quick to respond to community concerns.

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  • December 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm
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    I am hoping to see this up soon. This has been very frustrating!

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  • December 17, 2010 at 11:52 am
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    Robert Coleman is on the DPS sex offender website!

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  • December 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm
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    Chief Adams, does Mr Coleman reside within 2000 feet of Hyer, UP Elem. or Caruth, Smith or Curtis park? The ordinance filed back in 2007 (City of UP website) prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 2000 feet of schools, parks etc where children congregate?

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  • December 22, 2010 at 9:15 am
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    Girlmom,

    The city attorney has opined that anyone living in the community before the ordinance was adopted would be exempt from or “grandfathered” from the ordinance.

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