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About the MN Predatory Offender Unit


In 1991, the Minnesota Legislature enacted the first version of Minnesota’s registration law and established the Sex Offender Registration Unit (SOR) at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

During the next several years, the registration statute underwent significant changes and continued to broaden the types of offenses that require registration.

On August 1, 2000, another version of the registration law was enacted and the name of the unit was changed to Predatory Offender Registration (POR) to more accurately reflect the offenses that trigger registration.

Today the POR Unit is comprised of investigative support staff and special agents who are responsible for monitoring and tracking Minnesota’s registered offenders.

The POR Unit is the central repository for all registrant information in Minnesota. The Unit processes approximately 30,000 offender updates each year.