Registered Sex Offenders
Shoreline Community College is dedicated to providing timely and appropriate notification of registered sexual offenders present on the campus. The purpose of the notification is to inform the community.
In Washington, sex offenders are categorized as:
- Level I (low risk to re-offend)
- Level II (moderate risk to re-offend)
- Level III (high risk to re-offend).
It is the College's policy (Administrative Policy: Notification of Registered Sexual Offender(s)) to notify the general campus of Level II and Level III sex offenders. The King County Sheriff's Office maintains a searchable database on all registered sex offenders in Washington.
King County Sheriff's Office advice
Experts believe sex offenders are less likely to re-offend if they live and work in an environment free of harassment. Any actions taken against the individuals named in the notification, including vandalism of property, verbal or written threats of harm; or physical violence against this person, his or her family, or employer, will result in arrest and persecution of criminal acts. It is against the law (RCW 9A.44.130) to use this information in any way to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered offenders.
Notifications are intended as information items only and there is no additional action required nor is this intended to create excessive anxiety among students and staff.