All Oregon law enforcement agencies submit their registrations to the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit. By law, that unit is the state repository mandated to maintain registered sex offender records, provide assistance to victims of sex offenders, and to provide information to law enforcement agencies.
Citizens can access the predatory sex offender database on the Oregon State Police website. The website allows searches by zip code, last name, or other types of information.
CAUTION: The list of predatory sex offenders on the public site is much shorter than the list of all registered sex offenders. The site explains the criteria used for the web list.
You may request a complete list of all sex offenders in your neighborhood by telephone or in writing. Call (503) 378-3725, extension 44429.
Assessing Risk to Reoffend
House Bill 2549, passed in 2013, is prompting changes to the Oregon State sex offender program. In part, this bill will direct the Department of Corrections to adopt a risk assessment tool and classify each registered sex offender based on their risk of reoffending in the community. It will also establish general rules regarding community notification based on assessment results.