AG's Advisory Committees and Panels
Attorney General's CLETS Advisory Committee
The California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS) Advisory Committee's role is to counsel and assist the Attorney General on the proper collection, storage, dissemination and security of CLETS data. The committee members also advise the Attorney General on the system's operating policies, effectiveness of services provided by the Department of Justice and appropriate disciplinary measures for violations of use. Government Code section 15155 states which agencies and organizations can appoint representatives to this committee. Law enforcement agencies that use CLETS may contact their committee representatives about the system's policies, services or issues.
Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Criminal History Record Improvement
The Attorney General's Criminal History Advisory Committee is an advisory body that assists the Attorney General in making policy related to criminal offender record information. The committee works with law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies on topics such as arrest and disposition reporting, juvenile reporting, records improvement, new technologies and information sharing between law enforcement agencies. Each committee member represents an organization and its interest on this advisory body; law enforcement agencies, interested in policies affecting criminal history records, may contact their representative.
Gang Database Technical Advisory Committee
Pursuant to AB 90, on January 1, 2018, the Attorney General established the Gang Database Technical Advisory Committee (GDTAC) to advise the department in promulgating regulations governing the use, operation, and oversight of shared gang databases. All members of the committee have (1) substantial knowledge of issues related to gang intervention, suppression, or prevention efforts; (2) decision making authority for, or direct access to those who have decision-making authority for, the agency or organization he or she represents; (3) and a willingness to serve on the committee and a commitment to contribute to the committee’s work.
Research Advisory Panel
California law, pursuant to Health & Safety Code Sections 11480 & 11481, requires proposed research projects involving certain opioid, stimulant, and hallucinogenic drugs classified as Schedule I and Schedule II Controlled Substances, to be reviewed and authorized by the Research Advisory Panel of California in the Attorney General´s Office.
The Research Advisory Panel primarily seeks to ensure the safety and protection of participating human research subjects and adequate security of the controlled substances used in the study. The Panel Members evaluate the scientific validity of each proposed project, and may reject proposals where the research is poorly conceived, would produce conclusions of little scientific value, or would not justify the exposure of California subjects to the risk of research.