Why is the offender moving into my neighborhood?
This individual has committed a crime that has been reported to a police agency. That agency investigated the report and arrested the individual. The local prosecuting attorney for that jurisdiction determined the criminal statutes violated. They charged the suspect with those violations and went to court to convict this individual of those crimes. The offender was either found guilty by a judge or jury, or as happens in some cases, pled guilty to the offenses which he/she was charged.

When an offender is released from prison, he/she usually returns to the same area of residence from which they lived when the crime was committed. Most offenders are released to the jurisdictions that originally gained the conviction. Sometimes offenders are released to another jurisdiction because they may have family support there, additional treatment to complete at a program located in the other jurisdiction, or they may have found a job in the area that will lead to a productive lifestyle.

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1. What is the definition of a Level III sex offender?
2. What is the definition of a Level II sex offender?
3. What is the definition of a Level I sex offender?
4. Why is the offender moving into my neighborhood?
5. Do offenders have restrictions on where they can live?
6. When is the Bremerton Police Department going to move the offender out of my neighborhood?
7. Is the City of Bremerton doing anythin g to prevent offenders from living in Bremerton?
8. If the offender is so dangerous, why are you letting him/her out in the 1st place?
9. Why are you only telling me about this offender and not all of the other people who get out of prison?
10. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my neighborhood, what should I do differently to protect myself and my family?
11. What do I tell my children about an offender?
12. Are you going to tell us if the offender moves out of this neighborhood, so we don’t have to worry anymore?