Sex Offender Information

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Offender classification (levels) Offender info request form - NEW Holden Level 3 Sex Offenders
Obtaining offender info   - NEW  Subscribe to Level 3 Updates
    Sex Offender Registry Board ("SORB")
    SORB search page 
    SORB Level 2 & 3 count by town

 

The Holden Police Department complies with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Law (M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 178C - 178Q) by actively enforcing registration requirements as well as disseminating information about Level 2 and 3 Sex Offenders living and/or working in the Town of Holden. Information is released in accordance with the law.

SEX OFFENDER CLASSIFICATION
When an individual who lives, works, or attends school in Massachusetts is convicted of a sexual offense, the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) classifies him or her as a Level 1, 2, or 3 Sex Offender. This classification is not based solely upon the nature of the offense, but rather upon the danger posed to the public and the likelihood that the person will re-offend.

Level 3

  • Highest level
  • Considered most likely to re-offend
  • Information is actively distributed and posted in public places

Level 2

  • ​Middle level
  • Considered moderately likely to re-offend
  • Information is available by requesting it in person at local police department
  • Information may also be obtained directly from the State

Level 1

  • Lowest level
  • Considered least likely to re-offend
  • Information is not public

Level 0

  • Offender has not yet been classified
  • Information is not public

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OBTAINING OFFENDER NOTICES & INFORMATION
Residents and non-residents are entitled to Level 3 and Level 2 sex offender information as follows. A link to the Sex Offender Information Request form follows this section.

Level 3 notices 

  • Made available by the Holden Police Department to public buildings for voluntary posting so that the general public can readily obtain the information without filing a request.
     
  • Posted at the Holden police station (1370 Main Street)
     
  • NEW Level 3 notices are available on this website. 
    >> Click here to go there
     
  • NEW Sign up to receive an email when Level 3 notices are added or updated
    >> Click here to subscribe
     
  • Available at any time via the Sex Offender Registry Board website search page. NOTE: For zip code searches, make sure you check both zip codes (01520 AND 01522)
    >> Click here to access the search page
     
  • Included if you file a Request for Sex Offender Information form 
    >> Click here to access the Sex Offender Information Request form

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Level 2 notices 

  • Available by completing the Request for Sex Offender Information form and returning it in person to the Holden police station at 1370 Main Street or directly to the State.
     
  • Names only are available via the Sex Offender Registry board website search page for offenders classified as Level 2 after July 12, 2013. NOTE: For zip code searches, make sure you check both zip codes (01520 AND 01522)
    >> Click here to access the search page
     
  • Photo ID is required when filing a request at the police station. Do not mail the form to us--you must turn it in in person
     
  • The notices you request (Level 2 and/or Level 3) will be mailed to you or may be picked up at the station once your request is processed
     
  • There is no charge for this service

>> Click here to access the Sex Offender Information Request form

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Level 1 and Level 0 notices

  • Not public information

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Count of Level 3 and Level 2 Offenders in Holden or other towns

  • A count of Level 3 and 2 offenders by town is available via the Sex Offender Registry website.
    >> Click here to obtain the count

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Search for Level 3 and Level 2 Offenders

  • You may search for Level 3 and Level 2 (classified as Level 2 after July 12, 2013) on the state SORB website at any time. NOTE: For geographical searches, make sure you check both zip codes (01520 AND 01522)
    >> Click here to go to the search page

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MASSACHUSETTS SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BOARD
>> Click here to link to the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board website for further information and additional forms

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