Sex Offender Registry Information
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community about where they may obtain information concerning registered sex offenders. The act also requires registered sex offenders to provide notice to each institution of higher education in the state in which he or she is employed or enrolled as a student.
Under the current procedures of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, the only methods of obtaining sex offender information as it applies to Fitchburg State University require that an individual seeking such information apply for it in one of two ways:
- In person at the City of Fitchburg Police Department
- Directly to the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board
The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, which was established pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 6, Sections 178C - 178F, classifies each registered offender into one of three categories.
- Level 1: considered a low risk offender
- Level 2: considered a moderate risk offender
- Level 3: considered a high risk offender
Sex offender information is available to the public by Massachusetts Law only if the person has a duty to register, and has been classified by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board as a level 2 or level 3 offender.
Any member of the public who is 18 years of age or older may request sex offender information. Sex offender information will be provided to any person who is seeking the information for his or her own information, for the protection of a child who is under 18, or for the protection of another person for whom the requesting person has the responsibility, care, or custody.
In an effort to provide Fitchburg State University with the most up-to-date Sex Offender Registry Information, we are providing the website and location of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board and the City of Fitchburg Police below.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board
P.O. Box 4547
Salem, MA 01970
Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board website
Fitchburg Police Department
Penalties for Improper Use of Sex Offender Registry Information
Information contained in the Sex Offender Registry shall not be used to commit a crime against an offender or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender. Any person who improperly uses Sex Offender Registry information shall be punished by not more than two and one-half years in the house of corrections or by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by both such fine and imprisonment.