Additional photographs detailing changes in appearance will allow for enhanced monitoring by law enforcement and greater public awareness
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that the state’s Sex Offender Registry will now display multiple photographs of convicted sex offenders. The new change will help make offenders more recognizable to law enforcement personnel and the public.
“Expanding the state’s Sex Offender Registry to include additional photographs of offenders will help ensure that residents and law enforcement have the most accurate and current information possible. Multiple photographs will make it harder for offenders to change or hide their appearance to avoid monitoring and will help protect the community and keep local residents safe,” said Senator Fuschillo.
The state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) maintains the Registry and its online subdirectory, which is posted to the agency’s website: www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor. According to the Division, multiple photos of offenders will be posted to the Registry and subdirectory as they become available, with the ultimate goal of having multiple photos posted of every registered offender. Prior to this change, only one photo of an offender could be included.
The public can search for an offender according to the individual’s last name, county or zip code.