Order authorizing use of pen register or trap and trace device.
1. District courts of this state may issue orders authorizing the use of a pen register or trap and trace device upon the application of a district attorney, the Attorney General or their deputies, supported by an affidavit of a peace officer under the circumstances and upon the conditions prescribed by 18 U.S.C. §§ 3121-3127 as those provisions existed on July 1, 1989.
2. As used in this section, “peace officer” means:
(a) Sheriffs of counties and metropolitan police departments and their deputies;
(b) Investigators, agents, officers and employees of the Investigation Division of the Department of Public Safety who have the powers of peace officers pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 289.270;
(c) Policemen of cities and towns;
(d) Agents of the State Gaming Control Board who are investigating any violation of subsection 2 or 3 of NRS 463.360 or chapter 465 of NRS;
(e) Special investigators employed by the Attorney General who have the powers of peace officers pursuant to NRS 289.170; and
(f) Investigators employed by a district attorney who have the powers of peace officers pursuant to NRS 289.170.
3. A public utility that relies, in good faith, upon an order of a district court authorizing the use of a pen register or trap and trace device is not liable in any civil or criminal action brought against the public utility for the use of the pen register or trap and trace device in accordance with the order of the court.
Last modified: February 25, 2006