Grand Forks Police warn of Level III Sex Offender


The Grand Forks Police Department, in accordance with North Dakota State Law, is notifying the City of Grand Forks and the surrounding area of the presence of a Level III (High Risk) Sex Offender living in Grand Forks.

Kelly Tanner has moved from 1002 University Avenue to 18 ½ North Washington Street in Grand Forks, ND. Tanner has a conviction for Sexual Assault in 2008 and Gross Sexual Imposition in 2003. The North Dakota Sex Offender Risk Assessment Committee assigned Tanner a risk level of HIGH and as a result has a LIFETIME registration requirement in North Dakota.

The Grand Forks Police Department provides for the tracking and verification of those individuals that have been convicted of sex offenses, offenses against children and those that have been adjudicated as sexually dangerous individuals. This is accomplished through the Offender Tracking and Verification Program (OTVP). There are 114 offenders registered with the Grand Forks Police Department that either live, work or attend school within the City of Grand Forks.

Of these 114, there are 10 currently assigned a risk level of HIGH. The rest are classified as MODERATE or LOW risk, or have not been assigned a risk level.

Level III (High Risk) offenders are contacted at least every 30 days to verify their status and, upon initial registration or the assignment of a risk level, a public notification is held as appropriate. Information about these and other registered offenders is available through specific request to the Grand Forks Police Department, although certain information regarding juvenile offenders is subject to restriction.