The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the pilot program for a street gang database that is now operational.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database was up and running.
The database is a collaboration between the GBI, the Department of Community Supervision and the Georgia Department of Corrections to house information “about various criminal street gangs, criminal street gang members, associates and criminal street gang activities,” according to a GBI news release.
The Sheriff’s Office was part of a pilot program along with the Morrow Police, South Fulton Police, Cobb County Police and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.
The database currently contains more than 100 gangs and more than 17,000 gang members and associates.
According to the Georgia code, the database’s purposes include increasing “officer safety by improving the sharing of information among multiple jurisdictions using computer intelligence database technology” and enhancing “community security through the prosecution of criminal street gangs and their members/associates.