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Level III - High Risk
Notice Sent to:
• All Level I and II notifications
• All College employees via internal e-mail
• All Students via campus e-mail
• College bulletin boards and digital signage
• Any other means to get the information out to the college community
Additional Procedures for Level III Offenders:
1. Written notification of the RSO’s intent to enroll at the college must be received at
least three months prior to actual enrollment and provide contact information for their
probation officer
2. The RSO is required to meet with the vice president of student services or the
student conduct officer prior to registering for class
3. The meeting with the vice president of student services will cover a) the college’s
commitment to ensuring a harassment free educational environment for the RSO, b) an explanation of the RSO designation and associated restrictions, c) ability of the college to meet any restrictions the RSO must follow, and d) the importance of the college’s conduct code
4. The RSO must provide documentation of at least six consecutive months without any violations of their registration conditions leading up to enrolling at the college
5. Level III RSOs are restricted to attending classes at the main campus in Kirkland or online classes if it does not interfere with any restrictions by law enforcement
6. Notification to the campus community will occur approximately 6 weeks before the start of the RSO’s enrollment at the school
7. While on campus, the RSO may be monitored by campus public safety staff and may be introduced to each class they attend as a Level III RSO
8. The vice president of student services may restrict the RSO’s access to campus locations and may request a plan of access, egress and their campus schedule indicating where they are at all times
For Level II and Level III RSOs, the College ordinarily will notify the RSO of the notifications it is making. For employees who have been assigned the Level II and Level III risk categories, the College reserves its rights not to employ the person and/or to assign or limit employment hours, job duties, or work sites.
Sex Offender Risk Level Classification
The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) through the “Model Policy” established guidelines for risk level classification and the dissemination of information about RSOs.
1. Level 1: The vast majority of RSOs are classified as Level 1 offenders. They are considered at low risk to re-offend. These individuals may be first time offenders and they usually know their victims.
2. Level 2 RSOs have a moderate risk of re-offending. They generally have more than one victim and the abuse may be long term. These RSOs usually groom their victims and may use threats to commit their crimes. These crimes may be predatory with the RSO using a position of trust to commit their crimes. Typically, these individuals do not appreciate the damage they have done to their victims.
3. Level 3 RSOs are considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence. They may not know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s) and

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