The CalGang Audit: Lessons Learned for Law Enforcement.

The following article is a continuation, of sorts, to our article ‘Intelligent Gang Intelligence’ on September 28… CalGang is a California statewide database that law enforcement agencies use to store and disseminate information about gang activities and suspected gang members. The system has been in place for more than ten years, but has remained largely hidden … More The CalGang Audit: Lessons Learned for Law Enforcement.

Intelligent Gang Intelligence

The backbone of any functioning criminal intelligence unit is the strength of its intel files and/or gang records. Best practices for gang intelligence suggests that agencies should regularly update and contribute gang intelligence to a specialized gang intelligence system (aka gang database). These intelligence systems can manage and store thousands or millions of records of … More Intelligent Gang Intelligence

Report: California ‘Gang Intelligence Database’ fails to ensure individual privacy

Here is another great reason why it is important for agencies to follow best practices in intelligence data management. The regulations behind DOJ 28 CFR Part 23 are meant to help agencies walk the line between effective intelligence gathering and the right to an individual’s privacy. 28 CFR Part 23 compliant intelligence management software is available … More Report: California ‘Gang Intelligence Database’ fails to ensure individual privacy

Study: Violations of privacy rights by fusion centers are the exception, not the rule

Great 28 CFR Part 23 article from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis discussing Jeremy Carter’s “Law Enforcement Fusion Centers: Cultivating an Information Sharing Environment while Safeguarding Privacy.” See the article at http://news.iupui.edu/releases/2016/07/fusion-centers-privacy-concerns-carter.shtml