How and where do I obtain information about sex offenders living in the City?
You can go to the police department with valid identification and fill out an inquiry form. You may also receive information regarding Level III sex offenders by going to the Sex Offenders Registry Board at www.mass.gov/sorb
Is there a fee to find out information about any sex offenders living in this community?
No, there are no fees for this service.
What are the different levels of sex offenses and what do they mean?
Level I sex offenders are deemed a low risk to re-offend and only law enforcement personnel are allowed to have access to that information. There is no public dissemination allowed.
Level II sex offenders are at a moderate risk to re-offend and the public can recieve this information upon request.
Level III sex offenders are at a high risk to re-offend and it is considered that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.
If someone moved into the city do they have to register if they have been registered in another community?
Yes. A registered sex offender who lives in one community and moves to another community must appear in person at the police department where they will be residing and give their new address.
What if a sex offender works in the city. Can I find out where he works?
Yes, if the sex offender is a level II or a level III. You can obtain that information by inquiring at your local police department.