845. Central state registry of police officers and peace officers. 1. The division shall collect information to maintain, on a current basis, a registry of all police officers and peace officers in the state. Such registry shall contain, with respect to each officer, his or her name, date of birth, social security number, rank or title, employer, and date of successful completion of training required by section 2.30 of the criminal procedure law and section two hundred nine-q of the general municipal law.
2. Each head of a state or local agency, unit of local government, state or local commission, public authority or other organization which employs police officers or peace officers shall transmit to the division, no later than the fifteenth day of January annually, and in a form and manner prescribed by the division, a list containing the name of every police officer or peace officer employed by his or her agency, government, commission, authority or organization indicating with respect to each officer his or her date of birth, social security number, rank or title, employer, and whether he is employed full-time or part-time. In addition to such annual list, each such head, whenever officers have been newly appointed or have ceased to serve, shall immediately transmit to the division, in a form and manner prescribed by the division, a list containing the names of such officers which, in the instance of new appointees, shall include all the information required to be furnished in the annual listing.
3. The division shall establish rules and regulations to provide for a permanent system of identification for each police and peace officer, which shall include procedures for updating the registry upon an officer's failure to complete required training within the time limitations established in law or regulation.
4. Upon the failure or refusal to comply with the requirements of subdivision two of this section, the commissioner may apply to the supreme court for an order directed to the 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.
5. The division shall cooperate with the division of state police in making the information in the central registry of police and peace officers available for the purpose of verifying transactions involving firearms.
Last modified: February 3, 2019