Registered sex offenders in New York are classified by the risk of reoffense. A court determines whether an offender is a level 1 (low risk), 2 (moderate risk) or 3 (high risk). The court also determines whether an offender should be given the designation of a sexual predator, sexually violent offender or predicate sex offender. Offenders are required to be registered for 20 years or life. Level 1 offenders with no designation must register for twenty years. Level 1 offenders with a designation, as well as level 2 and level 3 offenders regardless of whether they have a designation must register for life.
There are 4 ways to obtain information about sex offenders in New York State*:
1. You can call 1-800-262-3257 to determine if someone is on the Registry. You will need the name of the offender and one of the following: an exact address, a complete date of birth, a driver's license number or a social security number. Read more on the 800 Information line.
2. You can access the Subdirectory of the New York Sex Offender Registry at http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/index.htm and by clicking on the "Search Subdirectory " button. You can search for level 2 and level 3 offenders by name, county or zip code. Please note that a federal court injunction currently prohibits the release of information on this web site concerning sex offenders who committed their crime prior to January 21, 1996 and were assigned a risk level prior to January 1, 2000, unless they have had an opportunity for a due process hearing.
3. The local law enforcement agency where the offender currently resides, can, if it chooses, release information on sex offenders residing in the community to "entities with vulnerable populations related to the nature of the offense". The law enforcement agency can release information on level 1, level 2 and level 3 offenders through this method. Also, while the exact address of level 3 offenders can be provided, the law provides that only an approximate address based on zip code can be provided for level 1 and level 2 offenders. Please note that a federal court injunction currently prohibits the release of information through this method concerning sex offenders who committed their crime prior to January 21, 1996 and were assigned a risk level prior to January 1, 2000, unless they have had an opportunity for a due process hearing.
4. Each local law enforcement agency receives from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services a copy (electronically or on a CD ROM) of the Subdirectory which is maintained on this site . Local law enforcement is required to maintain the Subdirectory for the public to view upon request.
*Please note that on July 17, 2006, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York modified a stay issued in the continuing Doe v. Pataki litigation and determined that the new law regarding expanded community notification, which was effective on June 23, 2006, cannot be applied to members of the Doe v. Pataki class. Accordingly, while the modified stay is in effect, level 2 sex offenders who are members of the Doe v. Pataki class cannot be included in the Subdirectory, additional information regarding level 1 offenders in the Doe v. Pataki class will not be available on the DCJS 800# and law enforcement cannot perform community notification on level 1 offenders in the Doe v. Pataki class.
To comply with Federal, State and Local regulations, this area of the website will contain mandated information regarding Registered Sex Offenders residing within the confines of zipcode 11561. Only information contained within these pages can be distributed. The Long Beach Police Department cannot release information not contained within these pages.
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You can easily download the program and install it on your computer. Installation instructions are available at the Adobe® Systems Web site.
Note: If you wish, you may save one of the Sex Offender Registry files directly to your computer (using "right-click" and "Save As" on Windows systems) and then open the file directly in Acrobat Reader. Pop-Up blockers must be disabled to view the Sex Offender files online.
Following notification from the New York State Sex Offender Registry that they had removed three Level II Sex Offenders from their Registry pending litigation; effective 11/8/06 the Long Beach Police Department has removed these three Level II Sex Offenders from its web site. This action is done pending the outcome of litigation these offenders began regarding their respective Sex Offender classification.