Whatcom County Sex Offenders

The Bellingham Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550 and the Washington State Supreme Court decision in State vs. Ward, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender released into their jurisdiction, when individuals who appear on this Internet page have been convicted of sex offenses that require registration with the local sheriff's office. Their previous criminal history places him/her in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. The individuals listed on this page have served the sentence imposed upon them by the courts and have advised the sheriff's office that they will be living within the Bellingham city limits at the addresses listed below. These offenders are classified upon release from the Department of Corrections and again by the Bellingham Police Department after they arrive in our jurisdiction. The listing of sex offenders is not meant to increase alarm. It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safer public. The Bellingham Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, these offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose.