Georgia law places responsibility for the
establishment, operation and management of a protective order registry within
the GBI and principally, GCIC. Accordingly, GCIC will perform the following
(a) Provide access via a secure
internet web site to a centralized database for statewide protective
(b) Assign law enforcement
officers, prosecuting attorneys and the courts a unique user ID and password
established specifically for access to the registry.
(c) Ensure entry into the registry of any
protective order or modification thereof received from the Clerk of
(d) Ensure transmission to
the NCIC Protection Order File of all protective orders and modifications
entered in the registry that meet NCIC data requirements.
(e) Authorize an alternative method of
transmitting protective orders to the registry in the event of electronic
(f) Consult with the
Georgia Commission on Family Violence regarding the effectiveness of the
registry in enhancing the safety of the victims of domestic violence and
Superior Court Clerk will scan the protective orders issued by the judge and
enter data requested, if available, required by NCIC.
(a) The Court Clerk shall electronically
transmit a copy of the protective order or modification thereof to the registry
as prescribed by statute.
Court Clerk shall provide the local Sheriff with a hard copy of all protective
orders transmitted to the registry.
Each Sheriff shall be responsible for the
validation of all NCIC protective order entries made on its behalf by the
Superior Court Clerks office.
(a) Each Sheriff
shall validate in accordance with the validation steps and file retention
schedule established by both GCIC and NCIC.
(b) Each Sheriff shall respond to and confirm
hit confirmation requests based on the records maintained in their
of this state shall use a standardized form or forms for the issuance of any
(a) Standardized form or
forms shall be subject to approval as to form and format by GCIC and the
Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA).
(b) The form or forms shall be promulgated by
the Uniform Superior Court Rules Committee.
(c) The Administrative Office of the Courts
shall distribute the forms.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 140-2-.19
Authority O.C.G.A. Secs.
seq., 19-13-50 et seq., 35-3-32, 35-3-38,
Original Rule entitled "Sanctions" adopted. F. Mar. 4,
1998, eff. Mar. 24, 1998.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "The Georgia Protective
Order Registry" adopted. F. Sept. 25,
2007, effective Oct. 15, 2007.