Registered Sex Offenders

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990 which mandated sex offender registration that law enforcement knew where they were living. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders is illegal and such abuse could potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community notifications. Because sex offenders derive their power through secrecy, the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender. 

Information Resources

The Washington State Sex Offender Web Site allows you to search for registered sex offenders in your community.  You can also sign up for automatic Email alerts from the Sheriff's Office when a sex offender moves into your area.