The Boulder Police Department is releasing information pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, which authorize law enforcement agencies to inform the public when a sex offender moves into a community or changes residency if the person has been deemed a sexually violent predator.
Michael Smith, 51, has been convicted of a sex offense that requires law enforcement registration. Furthermore, he has been determined to present a high potential to re-offend and is subject to community notification regarding his residence in this community.
Smith previously registered with the Boulder Police Department as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and a community notification was released at that time. Most recently, Smith notified police that he was staying under the bridge near Broadway and Rosewood Avenue. The Police will conduct extra patrol in the area.
Sex offenders are governed by Colorado State law, the city and the police department do not have any authority to circumvent the legislation, including their decision to live in Boulder, as long as they register accordingly. If a sex offender lacks a fixed residence, they must provide a specific location that can be verified. The police department and city government have no authority to control these circumstances, except for alerting the public, maintaining registrations and checking to verify they indeed live where they indicate.
Smith is required to register with the police department quarterly, since he’s been designated as an SVP. Due to the fact that Smith lacks a fixed residence, he is required to verify his location with the police department monthly. Community members needing more information may contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-4332.
The purpose of this notification is to enhance public safety and protection. Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten, or intimidate any of the following people is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated: the offender, the offender's significant others and the community notification team.