221. System of criminal justice information. 1. When any peace officer or police agency within this state shall receive a complaint that a felony involving the use of deadly physical force or a deadly weapon has been committed, and if the perpetrator thereof be not apprehended within thirty minutes after such complaint has been received, or, in the case of any other felony, if the perpetrator thereof be not apprehended within five hours, such police agency shall cause information of such felony to be electronically entered into the New York statewide police information network in accordance with the rules for such entry promulgated by the superintendent of state police. Police agencies not directly connected with the New York statewide police information network shall transmit such information to the nearest or most convenient electronic entry point, from which point it will be immediately dispatched, in conformity with the orders, rules or regulations governing the network.
2. Any warrant of arrest, bench warrant or superior court warrant of arrest, as such terms are defined in section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law, relating to any offense defined as a felony in subdivision five of section 10.00 of the penal law, or a probation warrant issued pursuant to section 410.40 of the criminal procedure law, must be entered into the system no later than forty-eight hours from the time it is received by the police officer or peace officer to whom it is addressed if the subject of the warrant has not been apprehended prior to that time.
3. When any police officer, peace officer or police agency in the state shall receive a complaint of a missing child, as defined in subdivision one of section eight hundred thirty-seven-e of this chapter, such police officer, peace officer or police agency may, in his or her discretion, as appropriate, cause information concerning such missing child to be promptly dispatched over the police communication system. Police agencies not connected with the basic system may transmit such information to the nearest or most convenient electronic entry point, from which point it may be promptly dispatched, in conformity with the orders, rules or regulations governing the system. No dispatch or transmission of a report concerning a missing child shall be required by this subdivision if the investigating police department advises, in its discretion, that the release of such information may jeopardize the investigation or the safety of the child, or requests forbearance for any reason.
Last modified: February 3, 2019