Who monitors registered sex offenders in Yakima County?
All sex offenders in Yakima County register their address with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. That information is then forwarded by the Sheriff's Office to the agency with law enforcement jurisdiction over the sex offender's registered address. The day-to-day monitoring of the sex offender's registered address is handled by the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the address. Thus, Yakima County Sheriff's Office monitors those sex offenders with registered addresses in the unincorporated portions of Yakima County or in the incorporated areas with no law enforcement of their own.

The Sheriff's Office also has the responsibility of monitoring those offenders with no permanent address. The sex offenders with addresses in incorporated areas of Yakima County in which there are Police agencies are monitored by those respective Police agencies.

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1. What is the Sex Offender Registration Law?
2. What is a sex offender?
3. When referring to a Level I, Level II or Level III sex offender, what do the risk levels mean?
4. Who must register as a sex offender?
5. How long must an offender continue to register?
6. Why can't we control where registered sex offenders live?
7. Who decides where a Sex Offender may live?
8. Who monitors registered sex offenders in Yakima County?
9. Under what authority is sex offender information released to the public?
10. What guidelines are used to determine the extent of public disclosure?
11. What steps should I take to protect my family?
12. What can I do, as a concerned citizen?
13. Why are there unleveled registered sex offenders?