California Identification System (CAL-ID)
California Identification System (CAL-ID) is the automated system maintained by the Department of Justice for retaining fingerprint files and identifying latent fingerprints.
Riverside County's CAL-ID began in California in 1985 under SB190 and its function is described in Penal Code 11112.1 - 11112.7. In order for a county to receive funding and operate as a Full Use Access Agency with their own CAL-ID, a population of 1.5 million was required. At the time, neither Riverside or San Bernardino was able to meet the population requirement on their own and a regional CAL-ID was formed between the two counties.
Per 11112.4 PC, each CAL-ID formed a Remote Access Network (RAN) board and the section specifies how the members are selected. The RAN board consists of the Sheriff, the Chief of Police from the largest police agency, the District Attorney, a member of the Board of Supervisors, a second Chief of Police selected by all other chiefs (usually through RCLEAA), a mayor, and a member-at-large. The current Riverside CAL-ID RAN Board members are:
- Stan Sniff - Sheriff, Riverside County
- Paul Zellerbach - District Attorney, Riverside County
- Sergio Diaz - Chief of Police, City of Riverside
- Jeff Stone - Supervisor, Riverside County Board of Supervisors
- Michael E. Abel - Chief of Police, City Corona
- Frank Coe - Chief of Police, City of Beaumont
- Yvonne Parks - Councilwoman, City of Desert Hot Springs
As of today, the Riverside/San Bernardino CAL-ID is one of the largest in the state and viewed as the most progressive and innovative. Our Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and Cal-Photo repository is combined with San Bernardino and is currently the fastest and most efficient in the country.
The Riverside – San Bernardino Mobile ID project is operating with great successes and it’s the only one in the entire state to search the California Department of Justice (DOJ) database.
Our Mobile ID program is known nationwide and agencies from around the country (even one from Great Britain) have come to us seeking advice in order to start their own program. From virtually anywhere, deputies and police officers can capture thumbprints from an individual and check their identity against our local criminal database and the state’s criminal and applicant database.
Project Manager Riverside Cal-ID
Lieutenant Scott Madden
P.O. Box 512
Riverside, CA 92501
- Live Scan
- Fast ID
- DNA Live Scan (DOJ Project/CAL-ID assist only)
- Facial Recognition
- Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
- Business Manager’s Alliance (BMA)
- Palm Print Database
- Homeland Security Database Access
- DNA Lab