The Jefferson County
Sheriff's Office releases the following
information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550 and the
Washington State Supreme Court decision in
State v. Ward, which authorizes law
enforcement to inform the public of a
sex/kidnapping offender's release into the
community when, in the discretion of the
agency, the release of information will
enhance public safety and protection.
The individuals who appear on this site have
been convicted of a sex offense that
requires registration with the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office. Further, their
previous criminal history has indicated a
classification level that reflects the
potential to re-offend.
These offenders have served the sentence
imposed by the courts. THESE OFFENDERS ARE
NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME.
This notice is not intended to arouse fear.
Rather, it is our belief that an informed
public is a safer public.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has no
legal authority to direct where a sex
offender may or may not live. Unless court
ordered restrictions exist, these
offenders are constitutionally free to live
wherever they choose.
Sex offenders have always lived in our
communities, but it was not until passage of
the Community Protection Act of 1990 that
law enforcement knew where they were
actually residing. In many cases, law
enforcement is able to share this
information with you. Sex offenders
are classified as Level 1, Level 2, and
Level 3, with Level 3 having the most
likelihood to re-offend.
Citizen abuse of this information by
threats, harassment, or intimidation of
these offenders will not be tolerated. The
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is also
available to help you set-up "block watches"
or provide other useful information on