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National Sex Offender Registry



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What is the National Sex Offender Registry?

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities. However, it wasn't until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990, mandating sex offender registration, that law enforcement agencies routinely tracked where sex offenders were living.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
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 offenders.

  • 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 classified
    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:

  • Photograph

  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Physical Description Information: Physical description includes: race, sex, height, weight, hair and eye color.

  • Offense for which they are registered

  • Address

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