Resources and Information
Find If There Are Local Sex Offenders
SEX OFFENDER NOTICES
Washington State Sex Offender Information Center - http://ml.waspc.org/Registration.aspx
Washington State Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs – Will link you to information on Level 2 and Level 3 offenders across the State of Washington, www.icrimewatch.net/washington.php
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office - www.co.whatcom.wa.us . Then clieck on Sex Offenders on the left side of the screen under Hot Topics.
U.S. Department of Justice – Runs a National sex offender database at www.nsopw.gov
City of Bellingham - http://www.cob.org/PIRSexOffenders/. Click on News and then Sex Offender Notices under the Quick Links section.
City of Ferndale – Visit the Ferndale Police Department at www.ferndalepd.org. Click on the Sex Offender link to the left.
Free Sex Offender Searches - http://www.sexoffender.com/state.html
Level 3 offenders are those considered most likely to reoffend. Law enforcement agencies may notify the public of these offenders though pamphlets, media releases and notices to schools and businesses.
Level 2 offenders are considered a moderate threat to reoffend. Nearby schools, homes and businesses are often notified of their whereabouts, but the community as a whole is not notified.
Level 1 offenders, the lowest level of classification, are generally first-time offenders. Victims and neighbours can obtain information on these offenders, but it is not widely released to the public.