New York Executive Law Section 837-B - Duties of courts and peace officers.

837-b. Duties of courts and peace officers. 1. It is hereby made the duty of the state administrator of the unified court system; and of every sheriff, county or city commissioner of correction and head of every police department, state, county, or local, and also railroad, steamship, park, aqueduct and tunnel police and town constables, of every district attorney, of every probation agency; and of head of every institution or department, state, county and local, dealing with criminals and of every other officer, person or agency, dealing with crimes or criminals or with delinquency or delinquents, to transmit to the commissioner not later than the fifteenth day of each calendar month, or at such times as provided in the rules and regulations adopted by the commissioner, such information as may be necessary to enable him to comply with subdivision four of section eight hundred thirty-seven. Such reports shall be made upon forms which shall be supplied by the commissioner.

2. Such officers and agencies shall install and maintain records needed for reporting data required by the commissioner and shall give him or his accredited agents access to records for the purpose of inspection.

3. For every neglect to comply with the requirements of this section, the commissioner may apply to the supreme court for an order directed to such person responsible requiring compliance. Upon such application the court may issue such order as may be just, and a failure to comply with the order of the court shall be a contempt of court and punishable as such.

Last modified: February 3, 2019