NOTICE: As we all take precautions during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) is taking steps to minimize human-to-human contact. As a result, all regularly scheduled instructor-led training classes in Hartford and East Hartford are postponed indefinitely. CJIS staff is in the process of developing remote instructor-led training using Zoom meeting technology. Once this training model is complete, CJIS will post information to this website and notify those who have signed up for training sessions. For those law enforcement agencies that have training sessions scheduled with CJIS, staff will work with those interested in training new users. CJIS will discuss technical capabilities of departments and agencies to determine if remote training can be done. Individual remote training sessions will be considered. Contact CJIS Public Safety Liaison Patrick Farrell at Patrick.Farrell@ct.gov or (860) 622-2560 or CJIS Public Safety Liaison Hank Lindgren at Henry.Lindgren@ct.gov or (860) 622-2169. Criminal Justice Information System.

The Connecticut CJIS Governing Board

Overview

The Connecticut Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Governing Board, created by Public Act 99-14 in 1999, was directed to primarily engage in activities that constitute the administration of criminal justice. The Criminal Justice Information System Governing Board’s mission is to provide information sharing services to the CJIS Community.

 

The Governing Board is co-chaired by Office of Policy Management (OPM) Under Secretary Marc Pelka and Judge Patrick L. Carroll, III, Chief Court Administrator and comprised of the criminal justice agencies; its membership and responsibilities were expanded with Public Act 08-01.

 

In Sec. 39 (c) of that Act (Public Act 08-01, Sec. 39). The governing board shall be composed of the Chief Court Administrator, [who shall serve as chairperson,] the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioner of Correction, the chairperson of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Chief State's Attorney, the Chief Public Defender, the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Information Technology, the Victim Advocate, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly on judiciary and the president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association. The Chief Court Administrator and a person appointed by the Governor from among the membership shall serve as cochairpersons. Each member of the governing board may appoint a designee who shall have the same powers as such member.

 

Members of the CJIS Governing Board establish direction and policy on justice information supportive of law enforcement and court functions involving apprehension, adjudication, incarceration, and supervision. The Governing Board meets on a quarterly basis to review progress of CISS, set the necessary operating policies, and resolve issues. It has the authority to establish committees and has designated a CJIS Implementation Group composed of agency designees to facilitate the inter-agency coordination of CJIS projects, with the focus on CISS, review and direct the criminal justice information system consulting firms, and resolve functional and operational issues.