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Sex Offender Registries

St. Lawrence County Sex Offender Registry

In order to maintain awareness of sex offenders living in your neighborhood, the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has added a Sex Offender Registry to their Web site. The registry will allow you to enter any local address. It will then provide a list of all registered St. Lawrence County sex offenders living within a one-mile radius within the boundaries of St. Lawrence County. If you are looking for information about a particular sex offender, registered in St. Lawrence County, the registry can help there as well.

We encourage you to take advantage of the free e-mail notification. When a sex offender registers with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office you will be alerted if the offender's address is:

1. In St. Lawrence County, and

2. Within one mile of the address you have entered on your subscription.

To learn more about this free community program, please go to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Web site.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office maintains a Sex Offender Registry as a public service tool. Individuals listed on this registry have been convicted of a sexual offense that requires them to meet a number of mandates including annual registration with law enforcement. This registry is designed to increase community safety and awareness.

This information is meant to educate you about offenders in St. Lawrence County. It has not been made available for you to take action against any individual. Any action against an offender, which is determined to be a violation of law, will subject the violator to arrest and prosecution. Please report all information on offenders directly to our office.

If you have any questions about this registry, please call: 315-379-2222 or e-mail kwells@co.st-lawrence.ny.us.

New York State Sex Offender Registry

The New York State Sex Offender Registry contains information regarding sex offenders residing in New York State. A sex offender is classified into one of three different levels depending on the risk of a repeat offense and the risk to public safety. Clarkson University complies with federal and state law concerning the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA). The University also reserves the right to take immediate action, to include the right to suspend or dismiss any person from the University who represents a risk to the health, safety or welfare of the community, or to any person or property. Registry information can be accessed in several ways.

Sex Offender Registry Information Line:
1-800-262-3257

The New York State Sex Offender Registration Act requires the establishment of a telephone number, which employers, parents, children's groups and the general public can call to determine whether an individual is a convicted sex offender who is required to register.

Caller requirement:
To request information you must be at least 18 years old and must provide your name, address and telephone number.

Fee:
There is no fee for this call.

Necessary information:
To learn the status of an individual, a caller must have the individual's name and at least one of the following identifiers: the individual's street address and apartment number, driver's license number, social security number, or birth date.

What information will be provided by the 800-number staff:
Sex Offender Registry hotline staff will search the database to determine whether an individual is listed in the Registry. For offenders who committed an act prior to enactment of the law (January 21, 1996) and had a risk level assigned prior to January 1, 2000, callers will be told only that the offender has registered but that no other information can be provided at this time due to a Federal court injunction. If an offender's name is listed on the Registry and the offender committed an offense on or after January 21, 1996 or the risk level was assigned after January 1, 2000, the caller will be told the level of risk of re-offense by the offender in question.

Internet Information

Information regarding high risk sex offenders (Level 3) may be accessed through the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Web site.

Local Police Department

Local police agencies receive periodically updated copies of the Subdirectory of High-Risk (Level 3) Sex Offenders, which lists all Level 3 offenders in New York State. The Subdirectory is made available for your local police agency for further information. In the Town of Potsdam, the town in which Clarkson University is located, one should contact the Potsdam Police Department at 315-265-2121.