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Sex offenders have always lived in our communities and law enforcement has no legal authority to direct where sex offenders may or may not live.

However, the Community Protection Act of 1990 requires that those convicted of sex offenses or kidnapping must register, with the primary legislative intent, to assist law enforcement agencies efforts to protect their communities by providing relevant and necessary information.

Abuse of information provided through the sex offender notification process, in order to intimidate, harass or threaten registered offenders, will result in an investigation and the filing of criminal charges against the perpetrators.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass sex offenders will not be tolerated.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is pleased to participate in the Offender Watch program.

The 1990 Community Protection Act was enacted to give adequate notice to the communities of Washington State concerning sex offenders who are, or will be, residing in their community.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the passing of this act that law enforcement was even made aware of where they were living.

In 2008 the State appropriated $5-million for fiscal year 2009 and provided it to WASPC to be distributed to all counties within the State.