Sex Offender Information
This page is reviewed quarterly for accuracy in statistical data and other necessary updates.
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office considers the protection of our community from sex offenders of significant importance. The objective of the 1990 Community Protection Act was to provide adequate notice to the community concerning sex offenders who are, or will be residing in the community, and to assist community members in developing constructive plans to prepare themselves and their children for residing near released sex offenders.
The site, VIEW LEVEL II AND LEVEL III OFFENDERS contains a section titled OFFENDERS WITH NON VALID ADDRESSES. The offenders in this section DO have valid street addresses. The program the State uses for mapping on the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs web site contains a computer problem which causes it not to recognize certain valid street addresses. We continue to work with the State on a regular basis to remedy these problems. If there are any questions reference the validity of any address, please contact our office.
Note: Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass sex offenders will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end our current ability to release this important information to the public and result in the prosecution of the citizen committing the offense.
Washington State Law strictly limits public disclosure of all Level I Registered Sex Offender information. Information shall be shared with other law enforcement agencies and, upon request, relevant, necessary and accurate information may be disclosed to any victim or witness to the offense and to any individual community member who lives near the residence where the offender resides, expects to reside, or is regularly found. Level I offenders MAY NOT be the subject of general public Notification.
Level I Sex Offenders in Yakima County
There are currently 680 Level 1 Sex Offenders registered in Yakima County. There are currently 23 unleveled sex offenders registered in Yakima County. The guidelines for Level 1 Registered Sex Offenders are used for unleveled offenders until such time as their risk level is assessed. (see frequently asked questions) You may contact the Yakima County Sheriff's Office at 1822 S. 1st Street, to receive specific information about one of these individuals if you meet the legally mandated criteria. Anyone requesting such information will be required to show that they are entitled under State Law to receive the information. For general information or criteria concerning sex offenders you may call the Sheriff's Office at (509) 574-2625
Washington State Law Prohibits the Public Disclosure of Level II Registered Sex Offenders except under specific criteria. Level II notifications including relevant, necessary and accurate information may be disclosed to public and private schools, child day care centers, family day care providers, businesses and organizations that serve primarily children, women or vulnerable adults, and neighbors and community groups near the residence where the offender resides, expects to reside, or is regularly found.
Level II Sex Offenders in Yakima County
There are currently 120 Level II Sex Offenders registered in Yakima County. For general information or criteria concerning sex offenders you may call the Sheriff's Office at (509) 574-2625.
Washington State Law permits notifications about Level II and Level III offenders that include relevant, accurate and necessary information. This information MAY BE disclosed to the public at large.
There are currently 52 Level III Sex Offenders registered in Yakima County.
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is an Accredited Agency certified by the State of Washington and has dedicated itself to C.O.P.S. (Community Oriented Policing Services).
have questions regarding these pages contact the
Yakima County Sheriff