Sex Offenders

Warning
Sex offender registry information shall not be used to commit a crime or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of a listed offender. Any person who uses information disclosed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6 Section 178C-178P for such purposes shall be punished by not more than 2.5 years in the house of correction or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or both (M.G.L. c.6 sec 178N). In addition, any person who uses registry information to threaten to commit a crime may be punished by a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 6 months. (M.G.L. c. 275 Sec. 4)

The Ashland Police Department and the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board will not tolerate any violations of the above notice.

For more information, please visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board Website.

Sex Offender Classifications
Sex offenders living or working in the State of Massachusetts are in the process of being classified according to the degree of dangerous they pose to the public and the chance for re-offense. Sex offenders are classified as follows:
  • Level 1 - Low risk
  • Level 2 - Moderate risk
  • Level 3 - High risk
Notification Requirements
Any information provided by The Ashland Police Department is limited only to offenders who have been finally classified by the Sex Offender Registry Board as Level 2 or Level 3 offenders or Sexually Violent Predators. The law prohibits the Board and police departments from disseminating any information on a sex offender who has not been finally classified by the Board or who has been finally classified as a Level 1 offender.

We are required by law to disseminate the identification, offender’s name, home address, work address, age, sex, height, weight, eye and hair color, the sex offenses committed and the dates of conviction and/or adjudication and a photo of the offender, if available, of a classified and registered Level 2 offender only if it is requested in writing in person.

We are required by law to disseminate the identification, offender’s name, home address, work address, age, sex, height, weight, eye and hair color, the sex offenses committed and the dates of conviction and/or adjudication and a photo of the offender, if available, of a classified and registered Level 3 offender to the community using any type of available media.