Offenders that could appear on Tier 2 include those subject to dangerous sexual offenders supervision orders; those who have committed a further sex offence while already subject to reporting requirements; and those who have such a serious criminal conviction that the Commissioner of Police and the Police Minister agree they present a serious risk to the safety of the public which warrants the public being able to access their photo on the website.
Applicants must provide their full details, the identity of the person of interest and the level of contact that person has with the child.
The Minister said Tier 3 of the State’s proposed register was based on UK legislation, which was trialled in two police districts in 2007 and resulted in 311 applications for information and 21 disclosures where an offender had access to a child.
Community Protection Western Australia - Leading Western Australia in Providing Safety Information, Help and Advice for the Western Australian Community Performing a local search will provide the applicant with access to photographs of dangerous and high risk offenders residing in their locality.
Only the photographs of offenders residing in an applicants suburb and the adjoining suburbs will be displayed.
Police will assess the request and determine if it is genuine.
The Commissioner of Police will always retain discretion to determine whether disclosure should occur.