Sex Offender Registration Act Search Offender Database
Under the Sex Offender Registration Act, New York’s version of Megan’s Law, sex offenders must register with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Sex offenders in New York are classified by risk of re-offense. Level 1 is the lowest risk and Level 3 is the highest risk. Police Departments have a register of all sex offenders living in their jurisdictions. The Eastchester Police Department follows DCJS guidelines for notifying the community when a Sex Offender resides in the town. Our policy includes notifying all schools, churches and other vulnerable populations. The public can obtain the specific address of a level 2 or 3-sex offender, but only the zip code of a level 1-sex offender.
The risk level governs the amount and type of information which can be released as community notification and also impacts duration of registration. (Note: In the interim period between registration and the risk level hearing, the offender's risk level may be referred to as "pending" and only confirmation that an offender is registered can be provided via the 800# Information line.
Please note: The Laws regarding the Sex Offender Registry are frequently updated. Visit the Department of Criminal Justice Services website at http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/index.htm or call 1-800-262-3257 for the most up-to-date information.
Risk Level & Designation Determination
Upon release to the community following a conviction for a registerable offense, a sex offender is required to register with the Division of Criminal Justice Services. In order to determine the level of community notification and duration of registration, a hearing is held by the sentencing court. After examining the facts in a particular case, including, but not limited to, the use of force, weapons, alcohol or drugs, victim's age, number of victims, assault or injury of the victim and relationship to the victim, the court makes a determination regarding the offender's level of notification, commonly called the risk level. The risk level is based on the court's assessment regarding whether a particular offender is likely to repeat the same or similar registerable offense and the danger the offender poses to the community. Because the risk level reflects factors unique to a particular sex offender, offenders convicted of the same offense may receive different risk levels.
The court may assign one of the following three risk levels:
- Level 1 (low risk of repeat offense), or
- Level 2 (moderate risk of repeat offense), or
- Level 3 (high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists).
NY-ALERT Sex Offender Relocation Email/Text Alerts Sign Up For Relocation Alerts Here
DCJS is partnering with NY-ALERT to allow you to sign up to receive free alerts – via e-mail, text message or fax – whenever a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender listed on the DCJS website moves into or out of a community or location of interest to you and your family.