These individuals have served the sentence
imposed by the courts and in compliance with the Community Protection
Act, by notifying the Law Enforcement Agency in their area that they
will be living there.
Please note, these individuals are not wanted by
the police at this time. Additionally, because there are no court
ordered restrictions about their residences, most Law Enforcement
Agencies have no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or
may not live.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten,
intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.
In fact, such abuse could ultimately result in the end of law
enforcement's ability to notify the public. Sex offenders gain their
power through secrecy.
about Sex Offenders:
Could there be a Level 3
offender living in my neighborhood?
Answer: There may be, but keep in mind that
only a small percentage of offenders are classified as Level 3.
Level 3 offenders represent only .0003% of our total population.
Should you be overly concerned about
Level 3 offenders?
Answer: While you should be concerned about
Level 3 offenders, only a very small percentage of offenders are
classified as Level 3.
Is there a database of sex offenders
that we can search?
Answer: Each State has its own requirements for
databases. Check with your local Law Enforcement Agency to see what
information can be provided.
What are the different sex offender
levels and what do they mean?
Answer: The vast majority of the individuals
are classified as Level 1 or Level 2 offenders.
Level 1 offenders have a
low likelihood of re-offending and many are first time
Level 2 offenders have a moderate
likelihood of re-offending.
Level 3 offenders are highly likely to
re-offend, they may be predatory in nature and pose a potential
threat to our communities. (Only a small percentage of offenders are
as Level 3.)
What information is released?
Answer: Each State has its own laws that govern
the information that can be disclosed about registered sex
offenders. Most will provide you with the following: