Section 2C:25-24 – Domestic Violence Offense Reports.
8. a. It shall be the duty of a law enforcement officer who responds to a domestic violence call to complete a domestic violence offense report. All information contained in the domestic violence offense report shall be forwarded to the appropriate county bureau of identification and to the State bureau of records and identification in the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety. A copy of the domestic violence offense report shall be forwarded to the municipal court where the offense was committed unless the case has been transferred to the Superior Court.
b.The domestic violence offense report shall be on a form prescribed by the supervisor of the State bureau of records and identification which shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
(1)The relationship of the parties;
(2)The sex of the parties;
(3)The time and date of the incident;
(4)The number of domestic violence calls investigated;
(5)Whether children were involved, or whether the alleged act of domestic violence had been committed in the presence of children;
(6)The type and extent of abuse;
(7)The number and type of weapons involved;
(8)The action taken by the law enforcement officer;
(9)The existence of any prior court orders issued pursuant to this act concerning the parties;
(10) The number of domestic violence calls alleging a violation of a domestic violence restraining order;
(11) The number of arrests for a violation of a domestic violence order; and
(12) Any other data that may be necessary for a complete analysis of all circumstances leading to the alleged incident of domestic violence.
c.It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of the State Police with the assistance of the Division of Systems and Communications in the Department of Law and Public Safety to compile and report annually to the Governor, the Legislature and the Advisory Council on Domestic Violence on the tabulated data from the domestic violence offense reports, classified by county.
L.1991,c.261,s.8; amended 1999, c.119, s.2.