Families Affirming Community Safety Inc. (FACTS) two weeks ago asked the Nebraska State Patrol for clarification on some counties’ practice of refusing to provide hard copies of verification information forms to registrants. As of today, there is no response from the Patrol.
The inquiry to the Patrol is in response to concern by some registrants that they are being denied documentation of their compliance. Registrants are urged to document their verification visits, particularly in view of a provision in state law that registrants sign their verification forms.
As a service both to registrants and law enforcement (we all should comply with the law), FACTS offers a downloadable Verification Visit Verification (or Triple V) form (PDF) that you may use to verify your verification visit. Even if law enforcement refuses to sign it, taking it along with you can serve as a handy aid to remembering that your verification visit is important and you need to be able to legally prove you complied. And you can indicate on the form that the sheriff declined to comply with your verification signature request. The form is flexible and also may be used to document those home-invasive visits you might be getting.
FACTS will continue to press for answers. In the meantime, you can read the now-open letter to the Patrol at Nebraskans Unafraid.