Sex offenders have always lived in our communities. However, it wasn’t until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990 (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement agencies routinely tracked where sex offenders were living.Purpose
The College Place Police Department is releasing information on registered sex offenders in College Place in accordance with the Community Protection Act of 1990 and related statutes. This information is not intended to create alarm or panic. Our intent is to inform our citizens and to enhance community safety and awareness. Click here to view the Walla Walla County Sex Offender WATCH program webpage.
These individuals have served the sentence imposed by the courts and in compliance with the Community Protection Act, have advised the Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office that they will be living in Walla Walla County. Please note that these individuals are not wanted by the police at this time. In addition, because there are no court ordered restrictions about their residences, the College Place Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. In fact, such abuse could end law enforcement’s ability to notify the public. The College Place Police Department believes the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender, since sex offenders gain their power through secrecy.