221-b Reporting to New York state violent crimes analysis program. 1. Every law enforcement agency which receives a report of an actual or attempted abduction or molestation shall notify the New York state violent crimes analysis program, via the requirements of the New York statewide police information network, of such report. Such program shall make comparisons of data in its files, and report to the law enforcement agency making an initial report, any similarities to other reports received by such program. The violent crimes analysis program shall also notify the unit of a law enforcement agency which investigates homicides when a report reveals similarities, patterns or modus operandi which appear in reports of homicides.
2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, every law enforcement agency that accepts responsibility for investigating a homicide or attempted homicide, the discovery of unidentified human remains, a reported missing person case where circumstances indicate a strong possibility of foul play, or a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault, shall make a written report of such investigation to the New York state violent crimes analysis program. Such program shall conduct a computerized commonality analysis and provide the submitting law enforcement agency the results of such analysis. Every written report made to the violent crimes analysis program shall be in form and content as determined and prescribed by such program, upon the approval of the superintendent of state police. An initial written report shall be made to the violent crimes analysis program within thirty days of commencement of an investigation. The results of a computerized commonality analysis shall be provided by such program to the submitting law enforcement agency upon completion of such analysis in a timely manner, as prescribed by the superintendent of state police.
Last modified: February 3, 2019