Sex Offender Photos Available Online

Contact: Shanon Akans, MSP Public Affairs, (517) 336-6364

April 27, 2005

Lansing -   Starting May 1, the Michigan State Police (MSP) will begin posting offender photographs on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR), as required by Public Act 238 of 2004. The PSOR is available online at

PA 238 of 2004 requires the PSOR to include the photograph of each person registered under the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration (SOR) Act. To fulfill this requirement, MSP can obtain photographs from the Secretary of State (SOS). By statute, all registered offenders must maintain a Michigan driver’ s license or personal identification card and a digital image with SOS, which must be presented to law enforcement when an offender verifies or changes an address.

It is likely that a small percentage of records may not include a photograph on May 1. The MSP SOR Unit is working to add photographs to the remaining records as quickly as possible.

As of April 2005, there were 36,748 offenders on the SOR and 19,088 offenders on the PSOR. For more information about the SOR, visit

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