Pursuant to Assembly Bill 90, the Fair and Accurate Gang Database Act of 2017, the CalGang® database will be temporarily disabled effective January 1, 2018. All user accounts will be deactivated until the database is certified by the California Attorney General’s Office.
Requests for Information
Pursuant to Penal Code section 186.34(d)(1)(A) law enforcement agencies will be unable to respond to requests regarding whether or not a person is designated as a gang member or associate in a shared gang database, due to the unavailability of the CalGang® database effective January 1, 2018.
Law enforcement agencies will retain the information requests and will respond when access to the CalGang® database is restored. While there is no estimated timeframe for when accessibility will resume, please refer back to this website for future updates.
The CalGang® Executive Board (CEB) and the California Gang Node Advisory Committee (CGNAC) oversee the operations of the CalGang® System, and participating law enforcement agencies' access, in an effort to provide an accurate, timely, and electronically generated database of statewide gang related intelligence information.
What is CalGang®
The CalGang® system is a State of California funded, Local Law Enforcement maintained and controlled Criminal Intelligence System that targets specifically Members and Criminal Associates of Criminal Street Gangs. The CalGang® system operates pursuant to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, title 28, section 23 (28CFR23), ad seq. as a Criminal Intelligence System. http://www.iir.com/Publications/28CFR23.htm
Calgang® is a, wide area, low cost, easy to use, securely networked, relational, intelligence database, targeting specifically members of criminal street gangs, tracking their descriptions, tattoos, criminal associates, locations, vehicles, fi's, criminal histories and activities.
CalGang® has been in operation for over ten years, collecting Criminal Intelligence Information from Local, State, Federal and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies in California.
Who is Responsible for CalGang®
The CalGang® system is controlled by two oversight committees, the California Gang Node Advisory Committee deals with the day to day operations of the system, the CalGang® Executive Board deals with the administrative, policy and sustainablity issues. Members of both committees are from the Local and State stake holder agencies that operate the CalGang® system. Additionally, the CalGang® Executive Board includes non-voting members representing the California State Sheriff's Association, the California Police Chief's Association, the California District Attorney's Association
Regional Databases are maintained by:
- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department;
- Los Angeles Police Department;
- San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department;
- Riverside County Sheriff's Department; Riverside Police Department; Riverside County District Attorney's Office;
- Orange County District Attorney's Office;
- Sonoma County Sheriff's Department;
- San Diego Police Department;
- Kern County Sheriff's Department;
- Fresno County Sheriff's Department;
- San Jose Police Department;
- Santa Barbara Police Department;
Who has access to CalGang®
Only specifically trained Law Enforcement Officers and Support Staff may access CalGang® information.
Release of CalGang® Criminal Intelligence Information is on a Right-to-Know (A Law Enforcement Officer) and Need-to-Know (Legitimate Law Enforcement Purpose) basis only.