(1) If a law enforcement officer receives a report of domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse, the officer shall use all reasonable means to provide assistance as required under KRS 403.785 and 456.090.
(2) A law enforcement officer who responds to a report of domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse shall use the JC-3 form, or its equivalent replacement, as provided by the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to document any information or injuries related to the domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 209A.120

  • Cabinet: means the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. See Kentucky Statutes 209A.020
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Law enforcement officer: means a member of a lawfully organized police unit or police force of county, city, or metropolitan government who is responsible for the detection of crime and the enforcement of the general criminal laws of the state, as well as a sheriff, sworn deputy sheriff, campus police officer, law enforcement support personnel, public airport authority security officer, other public and federal peace officer responsible for law enforcement, special local peace officer appointed pursuant to KRS 61. See Kentucky Statutes 209A.020
  • Victim: means an individual who is or has been abused by a spouse or former spouse or an intimate partner who meets the definition of a member of an unmarried couple as defined in KRS 403. See Kentucky Statutes 209A.020

(3) A completed JC-3 form, or its equivalent replacement, shall be kept in the records of the law enforcement officer’s agency of employment.
(4) If the JC-3 form, or its equivalent replacement, includes information that only relates to a victim as defined in KRS 209A.020, the form shall not be forwarded to the cabinet.
(5) If the JC-3 form, or its equivalent replacement, includes information on known or suspected child abuse or neglect or the abuse or neglect of an elderly or disabled adult, the form shall be forwarded to the cabinet.
Effective:June 29, 2017
History: Created 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 191, sec. 7, effective June 29, 2017.