Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Bulletins - Spring 2015 OPDV Bulletin

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New York State’s Domestic Incident Report Repository

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has developed a Domestic Incident Report Repository for all Domestic Incident Reports received from law enforcement agencies outside of New York City.

DIR forms filed from 2010 to the current date have been scanned into the repository. Digital Image Capture And Processing (DICAP), a group within the Office of Criminal Jus­tice Operations (OCJO), processes Domestic Incident Reports (DIRs) for addresses of both suspects and vic­tims involved in domestic incidents will provide valuable information to responding officers if there is a prior history for the address, victim/com­plainant, and suspect involved, as the Domestic Incident Report Repos­itory. An average of 800+ forms are received daily, and each is prepped, scanned, and verified before being sent to the repository.

During the first two months of 2015, 54,135 DIRs were processed, and local police departments, Sheriff’s Offices and State Police conducted 4,192 searches of the Repository. At the end of February 2015, there were 1,111,921 DIRs in the repository and 301 agencies enrolled. Having the ability to search names and addresses of both suspects and victims involved in domestic incidents will provide valuable information to responding officers if there is a prior history for the address, victim/complainant, and suspect involved, as well as the presence of any “red flag indicators,” such as weapons pres­ent, threatened, or used.

For more information regarding access to the repository, please call Rick McGuire, Manager of Operations at the NYS Division of Criminal Jus­tice Services, at (518) 457-0574.PDV