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October 31, 2023

19-13-4.1. Periodic security checks

(a) As used in this Code section, the term “local law enforcement agency” means county and city:

(1) Police departments; and

(2) Sheriff offices.

(b)(1) Upon obtaining a protective order under Code Section 19-13-3 or 19-13-4, the petitioner may elect to request periodic security checks from any local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in which the petitioner resides.

(2) Such security checks shall occur at intervals and times in the discretion of the local law enforcement agency and shall continue for the duration of the order or until such request is withdrawn by the petitioner or the local law enforcement agency determines that the petitioner’s circumstances no longer appear to require such security checks.

(3) Security checks may include:

(A) Observation of the exterior of the petitioner’s residence; and

(B) Officer presence in the vicinity of the petitioner’s residence.

(4) If such petitioner elects to request such periodic security checks, the petitioner shall provide to the local law enforcement agency the temporary protective order for photocopying purposes and provide a written request for the law enforcement agency to conduct periodic security checks at the petitioner’s residence contained in the protective order for a period of up to 60 days.