Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) 

Risk Level Assessment

Risk assessments are performed by End of Sentence Review Committee (ESRC). This is when they are given their “level” rating. The law enforcement agency receiving the offender does justification of any change in the assessment of risk level done by the ESRC. They may increase or lower the level assigned by ESRC.

Level 1: The vast majority of registered sex offenders are classified as Level 1 offenders. They are considered at low risk to re-offend. These individuals may be first time offenders and they usually know their victims.

Level 2: offenders have a moderate risk of re-offending. They generally have more than one victim and the abuse may be long term. These offenders usually groom their victims and may use threats to commit their crimes. These crimes may be predatory with the offender using a position of trust to commit their crimes. Typically these individuals do not appreciate the damage they have done to their victims.

Level 3: offenders are considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence. They may not know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s) and these offenders usually deny or minimize the crime. These offenders commonly have clear indications of a personality disorder.

Conditions of Release

Offenders released from prison usually have “conditions” for their release. They may not be allowed in or around parks, schoolyards, daycare facilities or anywhere children frequent. If under the supervision of the Department of Corrections, the community Corrections Officers evaluate their living environment.

Spokane Police Department (SPD) detectives assigned to monitor sex offenders provide all RSO notification flyers to the substations.  Every C.O.P.S. Substation maintains a public access binder containing all level 2 and level 3 registered sex offenders in the city.  The flyers contained in the books are updated every week as soon as an offender reports a change of address to SPD. Everyone has the right to look at the flyers, but they may not be taken out of the book or reproduced in any way without the approval of SPD.

Protect Your Children

  • Talk to your children about not talking to or going anywhere with strangers.
  • Be aware of persons who befriend your family, offer to babysit for free or buy your children gifts.
  • Do not let your children play in public parks without adult supervision, especially if you know an offender lives in the area.
  • Tell your neighbors to keep an eye on your block for suspicious persons hanging around watching children.

To find out if a registered sex offender is living in your neighborhood, you may also log onto or, Offender Watch.  You may also register for free on these websites to receive email notifications of a sex offender moving into your area.

If you have questions about the Registered Sex Offender Lookup, please fill out the form below.


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