Several years ago, he noted, the Yorktown Town Board added one new officer to its police force and dedicated that officer solely to narcotics. In his example, McNamara said, the members of the community find out through word of mouth before his department was able to notify them. While some at the meeting opted for more extreme measures, such as banning all offenders from using the internet, attorneys also said that would be a Constitutional issue and would also be difficult to enforce. Assemblyman Kevin Byrne said any new legislation must address challenges presented by social media, which was virtually nonexistent when current state laws were passed. The offender, whose victims were two young girls, lived in various motels upon his release from prison. However, he said, if the act of luring a victim is a felony crime itself, offenders may think twice before setting up fake social media accounts. Brian Marschhauser State Sen. Recently, he said, a convicted sex offender moved from Florida to Putnam Valley. Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt agreed that changes need to be made to the sex offender registry law. Though his office was notified by the offender almost immediately, he and his officers were prohibited from notifying anyone else in the community, including direct neighbors. At the same time, he is also working a string of burglaries. Murphy thanked the participants for a lively discussion, which, he said, will shape any legislation he proposes. While laws require sex offenders to register their email addresses, they are not required to register social media accounts.