What is 28 CFR Part 23 and who needs to comply with it?

28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23 (28 CFR Part 23) is a U.S. Department of Justice regulation—issued in 1980, updated in 1993, and clarified in 1998—that governs the operation of inter jurisdictional and multi jurisdictional criminal intelligence systems that are operated by and principally for the benefit of state, local, tribal, or territorial law enforcement agencies. If a project is supported with funding under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (Safe Streets Act), or is required to comply by grant special condition (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) or state law (Texas) then it must comply with the regulation.

What is Criminal Intelligence Information?

Criminal Intelligence Information refers to data which has been evaluated to determine that it is relevant to the identification of and the criminal activity engaged in by an individual who (or organization/group which) is reasonably suspected of involvement in criminal activity and meets the criminal intelligence system submission criteria of 28 C.F.R. Part 23.

Examples of Criminal Intelligence Systems subject to 28 C.F.R. Part 23 include (but are not limited to):

a) Systems that store detailed information on the criminal activities of subjects and are used to share this information with other jurisdictions;

b) Systems which store only limited information designed to identify individuals or organizations which are the subject of an inquiry or analysis. These systems are commonly referred to as "pointer systems," which are defined as systems where interested agencies are placed in contact with each other interested agencies for more detailed investigative information. Pointer information is information which identifies a particular individual or organization based on descriptive information about the subject suspected of criminal activity. Pointer information is then inputed into the database and can be used when an inquiry is requested to match subjects of investigation, and to put law enforcement agencies together so they can work a case in a coordinated manner.

Racial Data Collection - (RDC)

SpiderData.org does provide statistical information for agencies that perform contact and/or traffic stops. RDC is collected by the agency members for the purpose of creating a reliable up to date reporting mechanism for reporting RDC information and its transparency as a collective of all incidents of stops or contacts as the agency inputs the data based on the agency members' perceived observations. (THERE IS NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION STORED IN THE DATA BASE).

SpiderData.org is not used for storing individual(s) or organizational information for the purpose of criminal or civil investigations, by any agency, organization, or entity it is not a pointer system.

In Conclusion!