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Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of re-offense 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.
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The Overdose Prevention and Education Network, OPEN, is a regional collaboration between the communities of Cambridge, Everett, Somerville and Watertown, Massachusetts to address the issue of opioid use and abuse and fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses. The Cambridge Public Health Department is the lead agency for this four-city collaborative.
Police Officers working in the Patrol Division are assigned to specific Community Policing routes. Please check out the specific route page for your neighborhood to learn who the Police Officers working there are.
Access a copy of a form (PDF) to request sex offender information. The Watertown Police Department requires positive photo identification at the time of application.
Where the Board determines that the risk of re-offense 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.
Where the Board determines that the risk of re-offense 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 Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board.