Welcome to the City of Batavia Police Department
Sex Offender Registry information center. The purpose of this site is
to provide the residents of the City of Batavia with the maximum amount
of information allowed by law regarding registered sex offenders residing
in the City of Batavia.
sex offenders in New York are classified by the risk of reoffense. A
court determines whether an offender is a level 1 (low risk), 2 (moderate
risk) or 3 (high risk). The court also determines whether an offender
should be given the designation of a sexual predator, sexually violent
offender or predicate sex offender. Offenders are required to be registered
for 20 years or life. Level 1 offenders with no designation must register
for twenty years. Level 1 offenders with a designation, as well as level
2 and level 3 offenders regardless of whether they have a designation
must register for life.
There are 4 ways to obtain information about sex offenders in
New York State*:
1. You can call
1-800-262-3257 to determine if someone is on the Registry. You will
need the name of the offender and one of the following: an exact address,
a complete date of birth, a driver's license number or a social security
2. Access the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services web
site at http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov.
You can search for level 2 and level 3 offenders by name, county or
zip code. Please note that a federal court injunction currently prohibits
the release of information on this web site concerning sex offenders
who committed their crime prior to January 21, 1996 and were assigned
a risk level prior to January 1, 2000, unless they have had an opportunity
for a due process hearing.
3. The local law
enforcement agency where the offender currently resides, can, if it
chooses, release information on sex offenders residing in the community
to "entities with vulnerable populations related to the nature
of the offense". The law enforcement agency can release information
on level 1, level 2 and level 3 offenders through this method. Also,
while the exact address of level 2 and 3 offenders can be provided, the law
provides that only an approximate address based on zip code can be provided
for level 1 offenders. Please note that a federal court
injunction currently prohibits the release of information through this
method concerning sex offenders who committed their crime prior to January
21, 1996 and were assigned a risk level prior to January 1, 2000, unless
they have had an opportunity for a due process hearing.
Sex Offender Relocation Email Alerts
4. Each local law enforcement agency receives from the New York State
Division of Criminal Justice Services a copy (electronically or on a
CD ROM) of the Subdirectory which is maintained on this site. Local
law enforcement is required to maintain the Subdirectory for the public
to view upon request.
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.
Also: On July
17, 2006, the United States District Court for the Southern District
of New York modified a stay issued in the continuing Doe v. Pataki
litigation and determined that the new law regarding expanded community
notification, which was effective on June 23, 2006, cannot be applied
to members of the Doe v. Pataki class. Accordingly, while the modified
stay is in effect, level 2 sex offenders who are members of the Doe
v. Pataki class cannot be included in the Subdirectory, additional
information regarding level 1 offenders in the Doe v. Pataki class
will not be available on the DCJS 800# and law enforcement cannot
perform community notification on level 1 offenders in the Doe v.
be done with information obtained about a sex offender:
SORA presumes that this information will be used responsibly to promote
public safety. Persons of entities receiving Registry information may
disseminate it to others at their discretion. The information may not
be used to commit a crime against a person listed in the Registry or
to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment against such person.