Bill Lockyer, Attorney General
California Department of Justice
Division of Law Enforcement
A criminal intelligence system engages in three general functions: (1) collection and analysis of information; (2) storage and maintenance of that portion of the information that qualifies as criminal intelligence and (3) limited dissemination and use of the intelligence information to enhance public safety. It is important to emphasize that there is a major responsibility which accompanies the operation of a criminal intelligence system, that is the protection of the privacy of the persons or entities whose names are put into the system...