Registered Sex Offenders
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, although it was not until the passage of R.I. General Laws 11-37.1-1 et seq., also known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act, law enforcement were even aware of where they lived. In cases involving those offenders considered by the Sex Offender Board of Review to be Level II or Level III offenders, the Act authorizes law enforcement to share certain information with the community. Level I offenders are not subject to community notification. It is the belief that the notification will enhance public safety and protection. The Cumberland Police Department has no legal authority to direct where an offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered or statutory restrictions apply to the offender, they are constitutionally free to live wherever they so choose.
Individuals reflected in the notification have been convicted of a sex offense which requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1 et seq. The offender has served the sentence imposed by the courts and resides in the area indicated on his or her notification. The offender is NOT WANTED by the police, unless otherwise notated. The notification is not intended to increase fear. It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safer public.
Please understand that abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered offenders will not be tolerated, and may be a crime. Furthermore, abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to perform community notifications. We believe that if community notification ends because of community harassment, the only person who will prevail is the offender.
The Cumberland Police Department has the ability to help the community by providing useful information for personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity of any registered sex offender call the Cumberland Police Department at (401) 333-2500.
To view Level II and Level III sex offenders registered with the Town of Cumberland,
please click on the link below, and visit the
State of Rhode Island Parole Board and Sex Offender Community Notification website.