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§ 3-601. Mandatory waiting periods prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Law Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Missing Persons (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2018
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-601
§ 3-601. Mandatory waiting periods prohibited
In general
(a)(1) A law enforcement agency may not establish a mandatory waiting period before taking a missing person report.
(2) A law enforcement agency shall make every effort to inform the general public and the family of a missing person that the agency does not impose a mandatory waiting period before taking a missing person report.
Acceptance of missing person reports
(b) In accordance with subsection (a) of this section, a law enforcement agency:
(1) shall accept without delay a report of a missing person provided in person; and
(2) may accept a report of a missing person by phone or other electronic means if:
(i) that form of reporting is consistent with the policy of the law enforcement agency; and
(ii) the reporting person completes the report in person as soon as possible.
Entry of information into National Crime Information Center computer network
(c) With regard to a missing person as defined in § 3-604 of this subtitle, a law enforcement agency shall enter all necessary and available information into the National Crime Information Center computer network within 2 hours after receipt of the minimum information necessary to make the entry.

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Added by Acts 2006, c. 485, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2018, c. 502, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-601, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 3-601
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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