Oregon Sex Offender Registry Information
The laws of the state of Oregon, United States of America has entitled the Department of State Police of the state to maintain a sex offender registry designed for greater public safety. Any sexual offender and juvenile who had to undergo a court settlement for any sexual crime must register with the Oregon sex Offender Registry. The sex offender registry of the state attempts to provide accurate information to the people solely for advisory purposes and does evaluate the risk any particular offender may pose to the society. The state law prohibits the use of this information for punishment of or for use against the offenders in any manner. Any person found guilty of such an act is punishable under the laws of the state of Oregon. The information can only be used for general safety reasons and for protection of children.
Information Collected from the Offender:
The registry gathers information like name, address, physical description including height, weight, eye color, hair color, identification mark etc., fingerprints, DNA sample, recent photographs, social security number, driver’s license and other details regarding any motor vehicle that the offender may be operating, location (residential addresses of permanent and temporary locations), and employment information. Recent statistics reveal that at present there are more than 16,000 active registrants in Oregon, United States of America. About 86.3% of the sex offenders in the state of Oregon are complaint with the laws of sex offender registry.
The Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 181 Section 592 authorizes the Oregon State Police to administer over these registrations. ORS 181.592 declares that the state police must make all the information available via the Law Enforcement Data System. The information revealed about a sex offender upon a search varies depending upon the level of the offender. For criminals serving a sentence or under supervision for a first time crime the information revealed is:
• The offender’s name and his or her date of birth
• The name of the county where the offender lives and the zip code
• The physical description of the offender and also a photograph
• The name and contact information of the supervisor of the offender.
Supply of information is slightly restrained if the offender is under the supervision of the Oregon youth Authority or any county juvenile department; the State Police provides only the following information:
• Name and the year pf birth of the offender
• County name where the offender resides and zip code
• Contact information of the supervisor.
Any offender required to register under the Oregon sex offender registry must do so within ten days of being released from any correctional institution or court. An offender is also required to notify the authority of any change of location or about moving in to Oregon from any other state. The laws of the state are also applicable to offenders who are out of the state. The registered offenders must also report annually within ten days of his or her birthday.
The laws of Oregon state specifies the duration for which a sex offender must register for. All offenders in the state must register for life. The law permits them to apply for a waiver after ten years if they are convicted for C felon. In case of juvenile adjudications, the offender may apply for a reduction but only after two years from being released from the correctional institutions or after two years of registering in case the offender comes to Oregon from another state.
Failure to register with the authorities may result in conviction of the offender of a class A misdemeanor.
The general public can access the information on sex offenders from the various local law enforcement agencies. You may either request for information on a particular offender or look at the entire list of offenders of an area. Diverse modes of notification such as television, radio announcements, community meetings, newspaper articles, flyer's are used to let the general public learn the about offenders tagged as sexual predators. Oregon Revised Statute 181.587 declares “a person is a predatory sexual offender if the person exhibits characteristics showing a tendency to victimize or injure others and has been convicted of a sex crime listed in ORS 181.594”. It also says “in determining whether a person is a predatory sex offender, an agency shall use a sex offender risk assessment scale approved by the Department of Corrections or a community corrections agency”. The State of Oregon, Sex offender Inquiry System provides information about those sex offenders in the state who have been labeled as predatory.
If you are looking for any information on any sex offender in particular or if you want to map the sex offenders in your locality or those living in the vicinity of your kids’ school you may visit the on-line official website of State of Oregon. You may directly go to the Sex Offender Inquiry System by copying the following link: http://sexoffenders.oregon.gov/SorPublic/Web.dll/main?cmd=map&S=.
By agreeing to the conditions of the department, you will be directed to the web page where you can perform you r search.
You may also need to visit the Oregon State Police. The contact information is given below: Sex Offender Registration, 255 Capitol St. NE, 4th Floor, Salem, OR 97310.
You may call the authorities at 503 378 3720. In case of any query, you may mail your questions to the following address: Sexoffender.Questions@state.or.us.
You may contact the Oregon State Police for any information that you need. You may also report the authorities about any violation of the law by a registrant. If you learn that an offender is not residing at the reported location or that an offender has breached the law you can inform the police of this. The accuracy of the registry will enhance the service provided to the public.