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NCJ Number: 126758 Find in a Library
Title: Survey To Determine the Need for New Data Bases in the Department of Justice (DOJ) CAL-INFO (CJIS) System
Author(s): F W Johnston; J Smith
Corporate Author: California Dept of Justice
Bureau of Justice Information Services
Automated Systems Program
United States of Americ
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Justice
Sacramento, CA 94203
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A survey was conducted to determine the need for two new data bases to add to the existing California Department of Justice Criminal Justice Information System, CAL-INFO, to which local law enforcement agencies have instant access.
Abstract: The CAL-ALERT data base would give police officers immediate access to information about parole, probation, registrant, and serious habitual offender status of a person stopped, as well as a method of informing probation and parole officers that their clients have had a law enforcement contact. The second data base, CAL-FIND, would help law enforcement officials give the public information about accident victims, persons in custody, or missing persons and inform the State witness protection program of the location of a person under supervision who has had a law enforcement contact. Survey findings indicate that the entire CAL-INFO program has virtual support among the State law enforcement community, which also wants the addition of the two new data bases to the system. Adding the new data bases would be more cost efficient than developing local, independent systems or creating a new Statewide system. 19 figures
Main Term(s): Computer aided dispatch; Telecommunications
Index Term(s): California; Databases
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