On June 22, 2010, City Council authorized an agreement with San Bernardino County for participation in the San Bernardino CAL-ID program. The CAL-ID Telecommunications Network program was established in 1985 by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to serve as a statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to provide fingerprint identification services to law enforcement agencies. San Bernardino CAL-ID was formed in 1986 to provide fingerprint services to San Bernardino County and its member agencies. Identification services provided by CAL-ID include: ten-print identification, latent print operations, identity verification, facial recognition, mobile iris pilot project, and DNA casework.
Annually, each San Bernardino CAL-ID member-agency is assessed a fee of $1.18 per capita based on population figures from the Department of Finance. The assessment fee for the City of Chino Hills for Fiscal Year 2020/21 is $99,549.52.
Continued participation in this program provides an invaluable resource in identification services to our local Sheriff’s department, neighboring law enforcement agencies, the County and State as a whole. Therefore, staff recommends continued participation in the CAL-ID program.