Sex Offender Information
Sex Offender Registry Page
NOTE: Sex Offenders need to register in person at the Chelsea Police Department. To make an appointment to register, contact (617) 466-4801.
For Question Regarding Sex Offenders:
617-466-4801 (Records Dept.)
Search for Sex Offender in your area: www.mass.gov/sorb
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 who 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.
There are 3 Levels of Sex Offenders in Massachusetts.
Sex offenders will be classified according to the degree of danger they pose to the public and their likelihood for re-offense. An offender’s classification will be:
- Level 1 or “low risk” offender,
- Level 2 or “moderate risk” offender, or
- Level 3 or “high risk” offender.
Level 1 Sex Offenders:
Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of re-offend by an offender is low and the degree of how dangerous they 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 re-offense is moderate and the degree of how dangerous they pose 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 re-offense is high and the degree of danger they pose 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.
Sexually Violent Predators
If the Board, in finally giving an offender a level 3 classification, also concludes that such sex offender should be designated a sexually violent predator, the Board shall transmit a report to the sentencing court explaining the Board's reasons for so recommending, including specific identification of the sexually violent offense committed by such sex offender and the mental abnormality from which he/she suffers.
The sentencing court at that point may determine by a preponderance of the evidence, whether such sex offender is a Sexually Violent Predator.
The public shall have access to the information regarding a Sexually Violent Predator through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.
How to obtain information regarding sex offenders living in your community:
Any member of the public who is at least 18 years of age or older may request sex offender information. The information will be provided to any person who is seeking the information for his/her own protection or for the protection of a child under the age of 18 or for the protection of another person whom the requesting person has responsibility, care, or custody. You must request your copy of the local sex offenders in person at the Chelsea Police headquarters. You will be required to fill out a standard request form to be submitted for review. You must bring with you a valid driver’s license or equivalent proof indicating that you are a resident of Chelsea. You may also request a list of local sex offenders through the Sex Offender Registry Board.