Edelgard Wulfert, professor of psychology at the University at Albany, also offers insight into how child molesters operate, how they manipulate children and families — and why, all too frequently, parents refuse to believe their own child. Reporting in person to a local police agency to have a current picture taken every 3 years Level 1 and 2 offenders or every year Level 3 offenders. Risk Levels There are 3 levels of sex-offenders divided by the risk of re-offense, meaning how likely it is that the sex offender will commit another sex related crime. Providing written information to DCJS about their Internet service providers, Internet screen names and e-mail accounts. Sex Offender Obligations Sex offenders have many reporting responsibilities and requirements. Level 1 low risk of repeat offense , or Level 2 moderate risk of repeat offense , or Level 3 high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists. Failure to perform any of the registration obligations is a felony. Level 1 is the lowest risk and Level 3 is the highest risk. In order to determine the level of community notification and duration of registration, a hearing is held by the sentencing court. Reporting every year where they live to DCJS. Level 1 and Level 2 offenders are required to submit updated photos every three years, while Level 3 offenders must submit updated photos annually. By law, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are listed on the public directory. Additional information including conviction charge, sentence, supervision conditions if the offender is on parole or probation and vehicle information also is posted. Offender Information Information about offenders of all risk levels, including those whose risk levels are pending, is available by calling or These designations and the risk level assigned determine the sex offenders reporting requirements and how much information is open to the public. Those law enforcement agencies can release the same information about offenders that is available via the toll-free number.