Calaifornia Watch, "Harris starts push for state crime database"

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is creating a statewide electronic network for law enforcement agencies to share crime data and parole information. Local intelligence will be sent to the AG’s office, which will distribute research on how officers can better patrol their streets. The Community Based Information System (CBIS) is run by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and linked to 23 other agencies. - HTN Foundation

Harris starts push for state crime database´╗┐

August 1, 2011 | Ryan Gabrielson

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants the state’s police departments to talk to each other.

That is, she wants them to exchange crime data and information about parolees as part of a broad effort to create a statewide electronic network. Such a system would pump local police intelligence into the attorney general’s office. In turn, the state’s top lawyer would distribute research on how officers can better police their streets, as well as details on international gangs operating here.

Harris and several Southern California police executives unveiled the first piece of the network last week. It is called the Community Based Information System and is run by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and linked in with 23 other police, school and housing agencies.

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