Welcome to the Arizona Sex Offender Information page. 39-121.03, this list cannot be obtained using this form for a commercial purpose.This page provides information to the public concerning the location of sex offenders in Arizona. 13-3827, the Arizona Department of Public Safety is responsible for maintaining the internet sex offender website and verifying the name, address and photograph of each sex offender in Arizona on a daily basis. To obtain the list for a commercial purpose, contact the Sex Offender Compliance Unit at 602-223-2416.This page is NOT intended to supersede the community notification, but rather, it allows the criminal justice community to promote public awareness concerning the potential threat that sex offenders pose to Arizona citizens. Realizing that it is impossible to notify every citizen about a sex offender's presence in their community, this site will empower you to obtain information and take the appropriate precautions. Thank you for your interest in contacting the Sex Offender Compliance Unit of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The information provided in the downloadable list is intended for community safety purposes only and should not be used to threaten, intimidate or harass.Supplying the public with information regarding convicted sex offenders is a critical step towards encouraging the public to protect themselves from potential future acts. You may contact us using any of the following methods. Misuse of this information may result in criminal prosecution.Although probation agencies and DOC provide law enforcement agencies with a recommended community notification level, the local law enforcement agency may choose to complete its own risk assessment to ensure accuracy. Often the public does not understand how or why a sex offender is moving into their neighborhood.As such, it is the responsibility of all appropriate criminal justice agencies to engage in a collaborative effort to provide accurate and meaningful information to the public.
The credential which is obtained annually, looks identical to any other license except when a law enforcement official checks the status of the credential it indicates that the individual is subject to sex offender registration.If it is determined that the offender is a violent sexual predator, Arizona law provides for a civil commitment to the Arizona State Hospital.The sex offender may request an annual review to determine if he is eligible for release into society, at which time the label "predator" is removed.The Arizona risk assessment evaluates nineteen different criteria that have been identified by treatment experts as good predictors of future behavior. 13-3825 once the appropriate community notification level is established, the local law enforcement agency is required to complete a community notification. The notification shall include a flyer with a photograph and exact address of the offender as well as a summary of the offender's status and criminal background.Each criterion is evaluated and assigned a point value, which ultimately is totaled for recommending an appropriate community notification level of 1, 2, or 3. Law enforcement has complete discretion regarding community notification for Level 1 offenders, however, state law requires mandatory community notification on all offenders assessed as a Level 2 or Level 3, and those offenders who meet the requirements outlined in A. A press release and a level two or three flyer shall be given to the local electronic and print media to enable information to be placed in a local publication." Successful community notification is dependent upon three factors: communication, education, and a zero tolerance approach to harassment or vigilantism.