2023 West Virginia Code
Chapter 62. Criminal Procedure
Article 1D. Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act
§62-1D-13. Registration of Intercepting Devices; Serial Number

Universal Citation: WV Code § 62-1D-13 (2023)

(a) Law-enforcement agencies in the state shall register with the department of public safety all electronic, mechanical or other devices whose design renders them primarily useful for the purposes of the surreptitious interception of wire, oral or electronic communications which are owned by them or possessed by or in the control of the agency, their employees or agents. All such devices shall be registered within ten days from the date on which the devices come into the possession or control of the agency, its employees or agents.

(b) Such registration shall include the name and address of the agency as well as a detailed description of each device registered, the serial number thereof and such other information as the department may require.

(c) A registration number shall be issued for each device registered pursuant to this section, which number shall be permanently affixed or indicated upon such device.

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