Sex offender registry and access to related information
While incarceration may remove a sex offender from the streets, it
does nothing to prevent the offender from committing another crime when
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted Oct. 28, 2000,
effective Oct. 28, 2002, requires institutions of higher education to
issue statements advising the campus community where law enforcement
agency information provided by a State about registered sex offenders
may be obtained. A sex offender already required to register under state
law must also register with the state the name of each institution of
higher education at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation,
or is a student.
Washington state convicted sex offenders must register in accordance
with: RCW 9A.44.130 Registration of sex offenders and kidnapping
(1) Any adult or juvenile residing whether or not the person has a fixed
residence, or who is a student, is employed, or carries on a vocation in
this state who has been found to have committed or has been convicted of
any sex offense or kidnapping offense, or who has been found not guilty
by reason of insanity under chapter 10.77 RCW of committing any sex
offense or kidnapping offense, shall register with the county sheriff
for the county of the person's residence, or if the person is not a
resident of Washington, the county of the person's school, or place of
employment or vocation, or as otherwise specified in this section. Where
a person required to register under this section is in custody of the
state department of corrections, the state department of social and
health services, a local division of youth services, or a local jail or
juvenile detention facility as a result of a sex offense or kidnapping
offense, the person shall also register at the time of release from
custody with an official designated by the agency that has jurisdiction
over the person. In addition, any such adult or juvenile who is admitted
to a public or private institution of higher education shall, within ten
days of enrolling or by the first business day after arriving at the
institution, whichever is earlier, notify the sheriff for the county of
the person's residence of the person's intent to attend the institution.
Persons required to register under this section who are enrolled in a
public or private institution of higher education on June 11, 1998, must
notify the county sheriff immediately. The sheriff shall notify the
institution's department of public safety and shall provide that
department with the same information provided to a county sheriff under
subsection (3) of this section.
(2) This section may not be construed to confer any powers pursuant
to RCW 4.24.500 upon the public safety department of any public or
private institution of higher education.
(3)(a) The person shall provide the following information when
registering: (i) Name; (ii) address; (iii) date and place of
birth; (iv) place of employment; (v) crime for which convicted; (vi)
date and place of conviction; (vii) aliases used; (viii) social security
number; (ix) photograph; and (x) fingerprints.
(b) Any person who lacks a fixed residence shall provide the following
information when registering: (i) Name; (ii) date and place of
birth; (iii) place of employment; (iv) crime for which convicted; (v)
date and place of conviction; (vi) aliases used; (vii) social security
number; (viii) photograph; (ix) fingerprints; and (x) where he or she
plans to stay.
For information about sex offenders in any county in the state of
Washington, please contact the appropriate sheriff's department.
For information about registered sex offenders living in or attending
college in Thurston County, contact: the Thurston County Sheriff's
Department, Sex Offender Registration, 2000 Lakeridge DR. SW, Olympia,
WA 98502, 360-754-2894.
Sex offender registration information may also be obtained at the
Thurston County Sheriff's Dept. website at