What is a Sex Offender?
A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the department of youth services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.
What are the sex offender classifications?
The Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) classifies sex offenders based on dangerousness to the public and likelihood of re-offense. The classification determines where and how a sex offender must register, whether the public can see the sex offender’s information, and whether the local police actively distribute the information to the community:
- No duty to register: The evidence indicates there is no risk of re-offense and no danger to the public. All information about the offender is removed from the Sex Offender Registry. By law, certain sex offenders, such as those convicted of sexually violent offenses, are excluded from this option.
- Level 1: The evidence indicates a low risk. Level 1 sex offenders can submit their annual registrations by mail to the SORB. Information about Level 1 sex offenders is not available to the public.
- Level 2: The evidence indicates a moderate risk. Level 2 sex offenders must re-register each year in person at their local police station. Information about Level 2 offenders is available at local police departments or from the Sex Offender Registry Board. Anyone wanting the information must request it in person, or by mail.
- Level 3: The evidence indicates high risk. Level 3 sex offenders must re-register each year in person at their local police station. Information about Level 3 offenders is available at police stations, from the SORB, and on the Internet. In addition, police departments actively distribute this information to the community.
Sex Offender Forms
Brewster Sex Offenders
Level 3 Offenders
Zero Residents – Zero Working (as of 12-20-2016)
Level 2 Offenders
9 Residents – 3 Working (as of 12-20-2016)
The Brewster Police Department is committed to the responsibility of maintaining an accurate record of registered sex offenders living or working within Brewster. To qualify as a registered sex offender, a person must have been convicted of a sex crime and have been classified by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB).
Any Registered level 3 sex offender living or working in the town of Brewster will have his or her photograph, a list of addresses and offenses committed posted on this website. The information will also be dispersed to schools and public buildings throughout the Town of Brewster. The SORB has determined that Level 3 sex offenders are at a high risk and danger to re-offend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.
The public also can view all Level 3 sex offenders in Massachusetts, as well as download forms, and have questions answered on the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry boards’ website at www.mass.gov/sorb
Any Registered Level 2 sex offender living or working in the Town of Brewsterwill have his or her photograph, as well as a list of addresses, and offenses committed on record at the Police department. This information will only be disseminated to persons who:
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Appears in person at the police dept. and presents proper identification
- States he/she requests sex offender information for his/her protection, the protection of a child under the age of 18, or for the protection of another person for whom said inquirer has a responsibility, care and custody, and
- Completes and signs a record of inquiry on the proscribed form
Any questions or concerns regarding registered sex offenders living or working in Brewster can be directed to Officer Shannon Haley or Captian Heath Eldredge @ 508-896-7011.
Sex Offender Registry information shall not be used to commit a crime or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender. Any person who uses information disclosed pursuant to MGL c. 6 s. 178C-178P for such purposes shall be punished by not more than two and one-half years in a house of correction or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1000) or both (MGL c. 6 s. 178N). In addition , any person who uses registry information to threaten to commit a crime may be punished by a fine of not more than one-hundred dollars ($100) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months (MGL c. 275 s. 4). For more information on the law, visit the SORB website:www.state.ma.us/sorb