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171.1227. Peace officer to submit written report concerning suspected acts of domestic violence; information from reports to be aggregated and forwarded to Central Repository; content of report

1. If a peace officer investigates an act that constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018, the peace officer shall prepare and submit a written report of the investigation to the peace officer’s supervisor or to another person designated by the peace officer’s supervisor, regardless of whether the peace officer makes an arrest.

2. If the peace officer investigates a mutual battery that constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018 and finds that one of the persons involved was the primary physical aggressor, the peace officer shall include in the report:

(a) The name of the person who was the primary physical aggressor; and

(b) A description of the evidence which supports the peace officer’s finding.

3. If the peace officer does not make an arrest, the peace officer shall include in the report the reason the peace officer did not do so.

4. The information contained in a report made pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 must be:

(a) Aggregated each month; and

(b) Forwarded by each jurisdiction to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History not later than the 15th day of the following month.

5. The Director of the Department of Public Safety shall prescribe the form on which the information described in subsection 4 must be reported to the Central Repository. In addition to the information required pursuant to subsections 1 and 2, the form must also require the inclusion of the following information from each report:

(a) The gender, age and race of the persons involved;

(b) The relationship of the persons involved;

(c) The date and time of day of the offense;

(d) The number of children present, if any, at the time of the offense;

(e) Whether or not an order for protection against domestic violence was in effect at the time of the offense;

(f) Whether or not any weapons were used during the commission of the offense;

(g) Whether or not any person required medical attention;

(h) Whether or not any person was given a domestic violence card that contains information about appropriate counseling or other supportive services available in the community in which that person resides;

(i) Whether or not the primary physical aggressor, if identified, was arrested and, if not, any mitigating circumstances explaining why an arrest was not made; and

(j) Whether or not any other person was arrested.