Establishment of registry; contents; search of registry by law enforcement officer; access by other persons; contents deemed record of criminal history for limited purposes.
1. The Director shall establish within the Central Repository a statewide registry of sex offenders and offenders convicted of a crime against a child that consists of the record of registration for each such offender and all other information concerning each such offender that is obtained pursuant to law.
2. The statewide registry must be organized so that a law enforcement officer may search the records of registration in the registry by entering certain search information, including, but not limited to:
(a) A name, alias, physical description or address of an offender.
(b) A geographic location where an offense was committed.
(c) The age, gender, race or general physical description of a victim.
(d) The method of operation used by an offender, including, but not limited to:
(1) The specific sexual acts committed against a victim;
(2) The method of obtaining access to a victim, such as the use of enticements, threats, forced entry or violence against a victim;
(3) The type of injuries inflicted on a victim;
(4) The types of instruments, weapons or objects used;
(5) The type of property taken; and
(6) Any other distinctive characteristic of the behavior or personality of an offender.
3. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection or by specific statute, information in the statewide registry may be accessed only by a law enforcement officer in the regular course of his duties and officers and employees of the Central Repository. The Director may permit the following persons to have access to information in the statewide registry:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in chapter 179A of NRS or by specific statute, an officer or employee of a governmental agency that is investigating the background of a person for the purposes of employment.
(b) Any other person for the limited purposes of research or statistical analysis.
4. Information contained in the statewide registry, including, but not limited to, the record of registration of an offender, shall be deemed a record of criminal history only for the purposes of those provisions of chapter 179A of NRS that are consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
Last modified: February 25, 2006