1. The Laws of New York
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  3. Correction
  4. Article 22: Miscellaneous Provisions


Section 621 Interstate cooperation with law enforcement officers and agencies of other states and the federal government

Correction (COR)

Interstate cooperation with law enforcement officers and agencies of other states and the federal government. 1. All law enforcement officers and agencies of this state and its subdivisions, including the division of criminal justice services, are hereby authorized to cooperate with agencies of other states and of the United States, having similar powers, to develop and carry on a complete interstate, national and international system of criminal identification and investigation, and to obtain and furnish, or to assist in obtaining and furnishing, any information from and to a law enforcement officer or agency of another jurisdiction to assist in the conduct of an investigation into any criminal matter or for use in a criminal prosecution.

  2. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize or empower any law enforcement officer or agency to engage in any activity or type of work for which he or it does not otherwise have authority in conducting investigations or prosecutions in connection with crimes alleged to have been committed within this state, but the obtaining and furnishing of information pursuant to this section shall be deemed a part of the regular functions of the officer or agency obtaining and furnishing the same.