2009 California Penal Code - Section 14180-14183 :: Title 11.7. Central Coast Rural Crime Prevention Program

SECTION 14180-14183

14180.  The Legislature encourages the Counties of Monterey, San
Benito, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo to develop,
adopt, and implement a Central Coast Rural Crime Prevention Program
based upon the Central Valley Rural Crime Prevention Program
established by Title 11.5 (commencing with Section 14170) of Part 4.

14181.  (a) The Counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa
Barbara, Santa Cruz, and San Benito may each develop within its
respective jurisdiction a Central Coast Rural Crime Prevention
Program, which shall be administered in San Benito County, Santa
Barbara County, Santa Cruz County, and San Luis Obispo County by the
county district attorney's office under a joint powers agreement with
the county sheriff's office, and in Monterey County by the county
sheriff's office under a joint powers agreement with the county
district attorney's office. Each joint powers agreement shall be
entered into pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of
Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code.
   (b) The parties to each agreement shall form a regional task force
that shall be known as the Central Coast Rural Crime Task Force,
that includes the respective county office of the county agricultural
commissioner, the county district attorney, the county sheriff, and
interested property owner groups or associations. The task force
shall be an interactive team working together to develop crime
prevention, problem solving, and crime control techniques, to
encourage timely reporting of crimes, and to evaluate the results of
these activities. The task force shall operate from a joint facility
in order to facilitate investigative coordination. The task force
shall also consult with experts from the United States military,
other law enforcement entities, and various private organizations as
deemed necessary to maximize the effectiveness of this program. Media
and community support shall be solicited to promote this program.
Each of the designated counties shall adopt rules and regulations for
the implementation and administration of this program.
   (1) The Central Coast Rural Crime Task Force shall develop rural
crime prevention programs containing a system for reporting rural
crimes that enables the swift recovery of stolen goods and the
apprehension of criminal suspects for prosecution. The task force
shall develop computer software and use communication technology to
implement the reporting system, although the task force is not
limited to the use of these means to achieve the stated goals.
   (2) The Central Coast Rural Crime Task Force shall develop a
uniform procedure for all participating counties to collect, and each
participating county shall collect, data on agricultural crimes. The
task force shall also establish a central database for the
collection and maintenance of data on agricultural crimes and
designate one participating county to maintain the database.
   (c) The staff for each program shall consist of the personnel
designated by the district attorney and sheriff for each county in
accordance with the joint powers agreement.

14182.  Sources of funding for the program may include, but shall
not be limited to, appropriations from local government and private

14183.  This title shall become inoperative on July 1, 2013, and is
repealed as of January 1, 2014, unless a later enacted statute that
is enacted before January 1, 2014, deletes or extends those dates.

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