The Douglas County Sheriff's Office provides information regarding registered sex offender's pursuant to RCW 4.24.550. Individuals whose registration information is available via the internet are non-compliant Level 1 Offenders, and all Level 2 or Level 3 Offenders.
The law does not allow the sheriff's office to publish information regarding compliant Level 1 Offenders. We will provide you with information regarding Level 1 Offenders living near you, if you contact our office in person.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has no authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose..
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. In fact, such abuse could end law enforcement's ability to notify the public. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office believes the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender, since sex offenders gain their power through secrecy.
Community members are a valuable resource. We encourage community members to provide information we can use to help ensure the safety of our citizens. You can provide information by calling Detective Sgt. Dave Helvey at (509)884-0941, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT USE THESE METHODS TO REPORT A CRIME IN PROGRESS. If your information requires an urgent response, please dial 911 and report your information to the Rivercom Dispatch Center.