Information About Registered Sex Offenders in New York State

 Information About Registered Sex Offenders in New York State 

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) is committed to providing the community access to legally obtainable information regarding sex offenders residing in the City of Rochester. The NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is the central repository for information regarding registered sex offenders residing in New York State. The RPD works in conjunction with DCJS to ensure sex offenders comply with requirements relative to New York State Corrections Law 168. Sex offenders have designated levels assigned to them by a Board of Examiners. The designated levels are based on the risk of committing another sex crime and potential harm to the community. There are three levels of designation: Level 1 (Low), Level 2 (Moderate) and Level 3 (High). Sex offender designation is determined either at the time of sentencing (probation cases) or upon release from jail. 

To sign up for alerts or obtain more information about the sex offender registry, requirements for sex offenders or specific information on a sex offender, please consider one of the following options:

1. New York State has partnered with “NY-Alert” to provide free email, text message or fax alerts whenever a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender moves in or out of a community. To sign up for alerts,  please click here

2. For general information/questions about sex offenders, consult the DCJS “Frequently Asked Questions” or “Sex Offender Registration Act”.

3. For further information about a specific sex offender or to look up registered sex offenders by geographical area:

a. Call the Sex Offender Registry at 1-800-262-3257. You need to provide the name of the offender and one of the following: Exact address, date of birth, driver license number or social security number.

b. Click here to search sex offenders by name or location. 

i. Note: Only information on Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders can be obtained through the DCJS website. Although information can be found on Level 1 sex offenders by calling the above listed phone number, law prohibits the release of addresses for Level 1 sex offenders. 

c. Click here to be connected to the cCity portal where you can view a map of Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders residing within the City of Rochester.

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