Laws Regarding Sex Offenders

Become Familiar

Washington State's Sex Offender / Kidnapping Offender Registration program was one of the original programs in the nation and is often used as a model by other states. Most laws pertaining to the program may be found in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). Authority for local law enforcement agencies can be found in RCW 9A.44.130.

Disclosure of Information

Information and laws related to the disclosure of information can be found in RCW 4.24.550. Many agencies choose not to disclose information on their web sites about 'Level One' offenders because of the language in this RCW section.

Definitions of Terms

Sex offense definitions can be found in RCW 9A.44.

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