The Sex Offender Registry now posts multiple photos of registered sex offenders, as they become available, to provide New Yorkers with additional information to keep their families safe. Offender Information Information about offenders of all risk levels, including those whose risk levels are pending, is available by calling or Those law enforcement agencies can release the same information about offenders that is available via the toll-free number. Level 1 and Level 2 offenders are required to submit updated photos every three years, while Level 3 offenders must submit updated photos annually. What do the levels represent? Level 1 — low risk Level 3 — high risk How do I report an offender that I believe is in violation of the act? Local law enforcement agencies — as defined under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act — in the communities where offenders live or go to school can release information to 'entities with vulnerable populations,' which could include a school, nursing home or day care center, for example. While DCJS cannot tell you if there are any Level 1 sex offenders or sex offenders with a pending risk level in your neighborhood or who they are, the agency can advise if a particular individual is on the registry. Registered sex offenders are required to periodically report to the local law enforcement authority to verify the accuracy of the registration information, update their photograph and to promptly report certain changes in the information within ten 10 days as those changes occur. Call with the name and at least one other identifier an exact address, date of birth, driver's license number, or a social security number to learn if that individual is a registered sex offender in New York. By law, only information about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available via this public directory. For more information about how New York State monitors sex offenders, check out the links included in the menu on the right side of this page.