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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety


(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 4602)
  • § 4602. Authority to take fingerprints of minors

    (a) Subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (b) of this section, any State or local law enforcement agency may establish or participate in a program of voluntary fingerprinting of minors. Only minors whose parents or guardians request the same shall be fingerprinted under the provisions of this chapter.

    (b) A law enforcement officer shall not take the fingerprints of a minor as a part of a program of voluntary fingerprinting unless he or she has, within the past three years, received training approved by the Vermont Criminal Justice Council in the taking of classifiable fingerprints as certified by the Vermont Criminal Justice Council.

    (c) Any law enforcement agency participating in a program of voluntary fingerprinting of minors shall ensure that fingerprints are taken in such manner and with such materials and equipment as to ensure their classifiability and their use under the Federal Missing Children Act, 28 U.S.C. § 534. (Added 1985, No. 27.)