For information on local sex offenders, or to sign up for Thurston County e-mail alerts, use the following web resource:
For information on sex offenders statewide, or to sign up for statewide e-mail alerts, use the following web resource:
According to R.C.W. 9A.42.110, it is a misdemeanor offense to knowingly leave a child who is under the age of 18 in the care or custody of a person who must register as a sex offender due to committing a sex offense against a child, unless there exists written documents from a court of law, allowing the offender to have unsupervised contact with children, and/or a family reunification plan approved by the court, the Department of Corrections, or the Department of Social and Health Services.
No. Neither the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office nor the Lacey Police Department has the authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he / she chooses.
In accordance with R.C.W. 9A.44.130 the following requirements apply to registered sex offenders residing in Thurston County:
Offenders who have committed an offense(s) which requires them to register as a sex offender are required to register with the county sheriff’s office in the county in which they reside. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office keeps a file on the offender with their current address and other identifying information. The file also usually includes the case report(s) from their prior offense(s). In the case where an offender resides in the City of Lacey, the Sheriff’s Office forwards a copy of the offender’s file to the Lacey Police Department.The Lacey Police Department maintains copies of the files of the offenders who currently reside in the city. The Lacey Police Department assists the Sheriff’s Office by conducting address verifications on each offender, and by performing community notifications on Level II or Level III offenders.
There are three classifications of Registered Sex / Kidnapping Offenders—Level I, Level II, and Level III.
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