Sex offenders have always lived in our communities. However, it
wasn't until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990, mandating sex
offender registration, that law enforcement agencies routinely tracked where sex
offenders were living.
Watch manages and monitors the whereabouts of registered sex and
kidnapping offenders in Kitsap County, as well as allowing you to see where
level 2 and 3 registered sex offenders live within a 2 mile distance to your
Citizen abuse of
this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex
offenders will not be tolerated. Further, such abuse could
potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community
notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community
notification ends is the sex offender, since sex offenders derive their
power through secrecy.
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office will release information on Level Three (3) registered sex
offenders in Kitsap County in accordance with the Community Protection Act and related statutes.
This information is not intended to create panic or alarm. The intent is to inform our citizens
and to enhance community safety and awareness. These individuals have served the sentence imposed
by the courts and in compliance with the Community Protection Act, have advised the Kitsap County
Sheriff's Office that they will be living in Kitsap County.
Please note, these individuals are not wanted by the police at this time. Additionally, because
there are no court ordered restrictions about their residences, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Citizen abuse of this
information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. In
fact, such abuse could ultimately result in the end of law enforcement's ability to notify the public.
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office believes the only person who wins if the community notifications end,
is the sex offender. Sex offenders gain their power through secrecy.