Technology and Support Services
The Cal-ID bureau was established in 1985 as a regional program between Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, to purchase an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The AFIS uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, analyze, and search fingerprint data.
Cal-ID is governed by two Remote Access Network (RAN) boards, a Local Board and a Regional Board, which generate policy and oversee funding. The RAN Board concept was created and approved by the State Legislature in Senate Bill 190, and its function is described in Penal Code 11112.1 - 11112.7. 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.
Riverside Cal-ID RAN Board members
Chad Bianco, Sheriff, Riverside County
Mike Hestrin, District Attorney, Riverside County
Jeff Hewitt, Supervisor, Riverside County
Larry Gonzalez, Chief of Police, City of Riverside
Anthony Conrad, Chief of Police, City of Murrieta
Eddie Pust, Chief of Police, City of Hemet
RAN Board Meetings:
To Be Determined (TBD), Fall 2022
Cal-ID has evolved since 1985 and now provides an array of critical biometric identification services to all law enforcement agencies in Riverside County. These biometric services not only include AFIS, but also iris capture, facial recognition, mobile identification, and a regional DNA lab.
The Cal-ID AFIS and WebMug systems maintain a fingerprint and mugshot database of all subjects booked within the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. Crime scene fingerprints (latent prints) can be searched against the database to identify those engaging in criminal conduct. Facial recognition software can be used to compare unknown suspect images against the mugshot database and provide a law enforcement officer a potential suspect lead in a matter of minutes. Currently, the Mobile ID program is operating with great success, allowing law enforcement officers in the field to scan a fingerprint on a hand-held device and identify the individual in 45 to 90 seconds, if they have previously been arrested.
To learn more please visit our Facial Recognition Policy (PDF).
The Cal-ID bureau is committed to providing technologically advanced equipment and training for local law enforcement agencies to better serve the citizens of Riverside County.
For more information please contact:
Christa Dreier - Cal ID Bureau Manager
PO Box 512 Riverside, CA 92502
The Sheriff’s Fleet Unit fills an important role in meeting the mission requirements of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Procuring, providing, and maintaining efficient, cost effective, safe and reliable vehicles is essential to providing public safety services to the community. Our goal is to provide dependable vehicle transportation for the Department’s vehicle needs by responsibly managing productive and economical fleet operations.
The Sheriff’s Fleet Unit is an integral component of the Sheriff’s Department and manages a variety of vehicle services in support of the Department. Services include management of vehicle acquisition, product evaluation, equipment outfitting, preventative maintenance, mechanical repair, collision repair, vehicle disposal, and regulatory compliance. To efficiently provide the broad scope of services offered, the Sheriff’s Fleet Unit maintains strategic private vendor partnerships to assist with providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation.
The Sheriff’s Fleet Unit manages approximately 1900 vehicles, which includes: Multiple make and model plain and patrol vehicles, prisoner transport vans and buses, trucks, trailers, and specialized vehicles for the K9 Unit, SWAT, and Hazardous Device Team. To reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality, the Sheriff’s Fleet Unit manages a growing number of fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles and is dedicated to balancing emission reduction with meeting operational requirements.
The Public Safety Enterprise Communication (PSEC) System provides the technology and infrastructure required to meet the communication needs of our public safety and public safety partner agencies. PSEC’s provided services include voice, high performance data, broadband data, and microwave.
The PSEC System is one of the most the most feature-rich public safety radio systems in the nation. It enables the County's public safety responders to communicate efficiently and effectively within the County as well as with partnering agencies across the Country.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Research and Development Unit (R&D) provides research, evaluation, and recommendations in support of new technologies and initiatives beneficial to the department and the communities it serves. The unit is also responsible for developing department policy, providing policy updates according to legislation and industry standards, and maintaining the department’s policy portal, known as Lexipol.
The Technical Services Bureau (TSB) is responsible for the procurement and maintenance of all information systems within the Sheriff’s Department. The technical staff at TSB provide direct support of computer equipment including end-user desktops, mobile data computers as well as network and datacenter operations. TSB also supports and maintains major applications such as Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), Jail Information Management System (JIMS) and Data Warehouse.
With the support of Sheriff’s Administration, TSB personnel are encouraged to utilize the latest advancements in technology to support the ongoing safety of our staff and the public we serve.