Sex Offender Information Lists
Regarding the provision of non-predatory/non-sexually violent offender registration information to the public:
Oregon Revised Statute 181.592 outlines the type of information, and under what criteria, the Oregon State Police may or shall release to the public regarding registered sex offenders.
The Oregon Sex Offender Registration (SOR) database contains over 25,000 registrants. The management of this database requires frequent and ongoing updates that reflect the removal of names of those no longer required to register, those now deceased, others that are moving from one community to another, etc.. Also required are regular updates for additions, modifications, and potential corrections.
Individuals, agencies and other organizations requesting these lists should note that based on Oregon Revised Statute 181.592(3), the Oregon State Police, Sex Offender Registration Section:
“…shall release, upon request, any information that may be necessary to protect the public concerning sex offenders who reside in a specific area or concerning a specific sex offender.”
Due to several legislative changes that have occurred over the past few years, including this past session, the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the process of defining the parameters of what criteria is to be utilized for determining the need necessary to protect the public and what defines a “specific area.”
Until the DOJ determination is forwarded to SOR, the provision of general “lists” of non-predatory/non-sexually violent offenders will not be released to the public. Exceptions to this will only be made, in accordance with the requirements of Oregon Revised Statute 181.592, upon requests received concerning a specific sex offender (by name).
Information related to Predatory Sex Offenders or Sexually Violent Offenders, as described in Oregon Revised Statute 181.585, 181.587, 181.588, 181.589 and 181.592, will continue to be made available to the public through normal operating procedures.