2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:575 - LOUISIANA BUREAU OF CRIMINAL

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:575 (2018)

CHAPTER 6. LOUISIANA BUREAU OF CRIMINAL

IDENTIFICATION AND INFORMATION

§575. Legislative findings and objectives

The legislature hereby finds and declares that:

(1) The improvement of public safety and sound law enforcement and administration of criminal justice requires the complete and timely collection, processing, and dissemination of available information on crime, offenders, and the operations of the criminal justice system through a centralized system.

(2) It is in the public interest that to the greatest extent possible, government agencies at all levels concerned with the detection, apprehension, prosecution, sentencing, confinement, and rehabilitation of criminal offenders share among themselves available information relating to such offenders.

(3) Available computer and communications technology now enables the coordination, collection, storage, and dissemination of relevant information heretofore dispersed in separate files throughout the state.

(4) The reduction of crime, the protection of citizens and enforcement officers, and the need to improve the efficiency of the criminal justice system mandates the development and operation of a computer-based criminal justice information system in Louisiana.

Acts 1981, No. 449, §1, eff. July 1, 1981.

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