Sex Offender Information
The purpose of this page is to provide information to the citizens of Dayton and Columbia County concerning the location of level 2 and level 3 sex offenders within Columbia County. This web page is NOT intended to supplant the community notification process, but rather, it allows the criminal justice community to promote public awareness concerning the potential threat that sex offenders pose to our community. An informed public is a safer public.
The Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs (WASPC) has established a site according to the requirements of RCW 4.24.550 with regard to sex offenders, and may be accessed from our links page.
WARNING: This web site section does not contain information on all convicted sex offenders. Information is only provided for sex offenders classifying as level 2 or level 3.
This web site section is updated regularly. However, you are cautioned that the information contained here may not reflect the current residence, status, or other information regarding the offender. If you believe that any of the information found here is in error, please send us your comments.
The information provided on this web site is intended for community safety purposes only and should not be used to threaten, intimidate or harass the subject identified. Misuse of this information may result in criminal prosecution.
The information contained here is taken from registration records of the sex offenders living within Columbia County. The information contained within this site is made available for the purpose of providing the public with information concerning level 2 and level 3 registered sex offenders who may reside in your area.
The information presented on this website should not be used in any manner to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any individual named in the registry, or residing at the reported address. Any such action could subject you to criminal prosecution. Registrant information is refreshed periodically, and therefore might not accurately reflect the information as it appears in the criminal records database located at Washington State Patrol.
For information concerning possible sex offenders residing in Columbia County, contact the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at 509-382-2518.
What is the definition of a level 1 sex offender?
These offenders present the lowest possible risk to the community and their likelihood to re-offend is considered minimal. They normally have not exhibited predatory type characteristics and most have successfully participated or are participating in approved treatment programs. Many are first-time offenders.
What is the definition of a level 2 sex offender?
These offenders present a moderate risk to the community and they have a higher likelihood of re-offending than the level 1 sex offenders. They are considered a higher risk to re-offend because of the nature of their previous crime(s) and lifestyle (i.e. drug and alcohol abuse or other criminal activity). Some have refused to participate in or failed to complete approved treatment programs.
What is the definition of a level 3 sex offender?
These offenders pose a potentially high risk to the community and are a threat to re-offend if provided the opportunity. Most have prior sex crime convictions as well as other criminal convictions. Their lifestyles and choices place them in this classification. Some have predatory characteristics and may seek out their victims. They may have refused to participate in or complete approved treatment programs.