Chapter 109:5-7 Confidential Address

109:5-7-01 Definitions.

(A) "BCI" means the bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(B) "Program" means the confidential address program created by BCI pursuant to section 109.57 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 5/5/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/05/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.57
Rule Amplifies: 111.41 to 111.47, 111.99

109:5-7-02 Confidential address program.

(A) The Ohio law enforcement gateway shall contain the name, confidential address, and telephone number of program participants in the address confidentiality program established under sections 111.41 to 111.47 of the Revised Code.

(B) The Ohio law enforcement gateway shall obtain the names, confidential addresses, and telephone numbers of participants in the program from the secretary of state.

(C) Program participation is presumptively valid for four years, and may be subject to renewal. BCI will maintain a participant's information in the program until notified by the secretary of state that an individual's participation has expired or has been terminated or invalidated.

(D) Access to program information shall be granted only to chiefs of police, village marshals, county sheriffs, county prosecuting attorneys, and a designee of each of these individuals.

(E) Access may be granted to a city director of law of similar chief legal officer upon an order of the court of common pleas of Franklin county pursuant to section 111.46 of the Revised Code.

(F) No person who has access to a confidential address or telephone number because of the person's employment or official position shall knowingly disclose that confidential address or telephone number to any person, except as required by law.

(G) No person who obtains a confidential address or telephone number from the Ohio law enforcement gateway shall knowingly disclose that confidential address or telephone number to any person, except as is necessary for a law enforcement purpose when related to the performance of official duties, or for another legitimate governmental purpose.

(H) Access to OHLEG logs a user off after nineteen minutes of inactivity.

(I) Unauthorized access or misuse of OHLEG is a violation of division (D) of section 2913.04 of the Revised Code, constitutes a fifth degree felony of the fifth degree.

Effective: 5/5/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/05/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.57
Rule Amplifies: 111.41 to 111.47, 111.99