Tuesday, May 13, 1997

CORRECTIONS TO RECEIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARD

California Department of Corrections Interim Director Tom Maddock will accept the "Solution Showcase Award" for the department’s innovative Parole LEADS (Law Enforcement Automated Data System) program at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Corrections is one of only six agencies statewide to be recognized at the Government Technology Conference (GTC) for developing a solution-oriented technology.

"This new tool will allow law enforcement to identify and cross-reference potential suspects using our extensive parolee database," said Maddock.

Maddock will receive the award from John Flynn, Chief Information Officer, California Department of Information Technology, and Don Pearson, Director of Government Technology, the conference sponsor.

Parole LEADS contains the full names, aliases, monikers, physical descriptors, tattoos, addresses, vehicles, commitment offenses and registration status of all current parolees. The program is currently operating as a pilot in five agencies:

  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • Redding Police Department
  • Sacramento County Sheriff
  • San Bernardino County Sheriff
A Parole LEADS workstation will be set up at the conference and representatives from the California Department of Corrections will be available to demonstrate the system.