Current Initiative Program
Detectives from the LVMPD SOAP Unit are in the process of verifying the physical addresses of over 4000 registered sex offenders residing in the Las Vegas valley. The purpose of this initiative is to verify that the information being provided to law enforcement by the specific offender is true and accurate. This allows for the public to accurately search the Offender Watch Database for sex offenders in their area.
Offender Watch Sex Offender Database:
Maintained by the LVMPD SOAP Detail and is populated with information on all registered sex offenders within the LVMPD's jurisdiction. It allows the public to search and map their areas for registered sex offenders, pull up a recent photo and see the crimes for which they have been convicted. The program also allows us to send out community mailers on Tier III offenders when they move into a specific neighborhood. The public can also input their address and the system will email them when an offender moves into a predetermined radius of their homes.
Tier Ratings as they currently stand.
Tier 0 (No assessment required)
Convicted sex offenders who are required to register; however, they are convicted of a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or crime against a child, and are not subject to community notification. These offenders are not subject to a risk assessment and therefore the identities of these offenders will not be posted to the Offender Watch Website because their offense is not listed under NRS 179D.620.
Tier 1 (Low risk)
A convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a possible risk of recidivism and threat to public safety. Notification shall be provided only to persons authorized to receive criminal history record information. Typically, this includes law enforcement, prosecutors and courts. Assessment information is not intended for the general public therefore the identities of these offenders will not be posted to the Offender Watch Website.
Tier 2 (Moderate risk)
A convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a probable risk of recidivism and threat to public safety. Requires notification to law enforcement and organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations, as well as prosecutors and courts. Nevada state law (NRS 179B.250) permits the Nevada Sex Offender Registry to release certain information about all Tier 2 Level offenders. The information shared with the general public, if available, is on the Offender Watch Website and includes the following:
- The offender's name, including any aliases
- Tier Level
- Year(s) of birth used by the offender
- Physical description
- Residential address, block number of the address of the employer, and block number of the address of the school of the offender
- Name offender convicted under
- City / County / Township of conviction
- Description of conviction
- Penal Institution / hospital committed for sexual offense
- The offense for which the offender was convicted
- The date and location of each conviction
- A photographic image of the offender, if available All Tier 2 offenders are listed on this Website.
Tier 3 (High risk)
A convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a substantial risk of recidivism and threat to public safety. Requires notification to law enforcement, organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations, prosecutors and courts and general community notification. The same information listed under Tier 2 is also available to the public on Tier 3 offenders. All Tier 3 offenders are listed on the Offender Watch Website.