Salem Police Department
95 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 •  Non-Emergency Request for Police 978-744-1212 •  Business 978-744-0171 •  In an Emergency, ALWAYS DIAL 911

Sex Offender Information

If you need to register as a sex offender pursuant to MGL Chapter 6, §178C, please contact the Sex Offender Registry Administrator, Det. Lt. Stephen Bona, to make an appointment.

Level 3 Sex Offenders in Salem

The most up to date information can be obtained from the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board website:

Search Form

To view a list of Registered Level 3 Sex Offenders who live or work in Salem follow these steps:

  • Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board's website: Level 3 Sex Offender Search Form
  • Read and agree to the "User Acknowledgement and Acceptance" page.
  • In the City name select field, select "Salem" and click the Submit button.
  • To view detailed information about an offender you may click on the Detail button to the right of their name.

The aforementioned website is maintained and managed by the Commonwealth of Massachussets Sex Offender Registy Board, please visit their site for more information: www.mass.gov/sorb

Local Request for Sex Offender Information

Please be advised you can perform an online search for sex offender information, however, per MGL Chapter 6, §178J, to make a local city/town request Sex Offender information, download the form here.

Bring the form to the police department, with your personal identification. "In response to your request, you will receive a report which indicates the name of the offender, the home address, the work address, the offense(s) and date(s) for which the offender was convicted/adjudicated, the offender's age-sex-race-height-weight-eye and hair color, and a photograph if available."

You can get a more up-to-date form from the Sex Offender Registry Board here.

Did you know?

The Sex Offender Registry Board, for the entire state, is LOCATED IN SALEM.

45 Congress St, Salem, MA

Please note, this is NOT SORB's mailing address. Click here for their contact information.

How many sex offenders live in Salem?

Count of Level 2 & Level 3 Sex Offenders in Salem

Unofficial Statistics & Map of Sex Offenders

Disclaimer: The following data/website you view at your own risk. It is not affiliated with any government website & the Salem Police Department is merely providing the link to it as a public service.

If you agree to the above warning, click here for sex offender statistics.

What is a "Sex Offender"?

A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the Department of Youth Services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.

For a listing of crimes that require registration as a sex offender please visit the Mass.gov Who Has to Register page.

Definitions of the Classification Levels for Sex Offenders

Sex offenders are classified by the Sex Offender Registry Board according to the degree of dangerousness they pose to the public and their likelihood for re-offense. There are 3 levels of sex offender in Massachusetts. The classifications are:

  • Level 1: Low Risk Offender
  • Level 2: Moderate Risk Offender
  • Level 3: High Risk Offender

Level 1 Sex Offenders

Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of reoffense by an offender is low and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public by that offender is not such that a public safety interest is served by public availability, the Board shall give that offender a Level 1 designation. Information on Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender. Information identifying Level 1 offenders may only be given to the Department of Correction, any county correctional facility, the Department of Youth Services, the Department of Social Services, the Parole Board, the Department of Probation and the Department of Mental Health, all city and town police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for law enforcement purposes.

Level 2 Sex Offenders

Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a level 2 designation to the sex offender.

The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 2 offender through the Local Police Department and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Level 3 Sex Offenders

Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a level 3 designation to the sex offender.

The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 3 offender through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

The above information was gathered from the states official web page about Levels of Sex Offenders.

Salem Police Department 95 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 •  Non-Emergency Request for Police 978-744-1212 •  Business 978-744-0171 •  In an Emergency, ALWAYS DIAL 911
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