Louisiana

Louisiana

Criminal Justice Sharing Initiative

On this page is a description of the statewide criminal justice information sharing initiative (CJIS) and point of contact (POC) as identified by the State Administering Agency (SAA) Director.  We  recognize that there are also other key state POCs involved in information sharing that represent the various disciplines within criminal justice.  We have included POC information provided through the SAA and/or and represented on various organizations (such as NLETS, NASCIO, SEARCH and the NCSC.)  Recognizing that these agencies spend considerable time maintaining their membership lists up to date, we have provided links to access those membership lists directly from their respective websites below.

Please note:  At a future point, we would like to highlight local and tribal information sharing initiatives within states.   Please contact Tammy Woodhams at twoodhams@ncja.org if you have a recommended change to the data provided for your state or would like to add information about your local initiative.


Criminal Justice Sharing Contact Information

Web Site: http://www.lcle.la.gov/

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) and Administration of Criminal Justice, Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (ICJIS) Policy Board.

Director: Robert Mehrtens, Deputy Director, hired (state civil service position).

About: LCLE, in partnership with the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, the Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association, and the Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association, coordinates the development and integration of the various components of the ICJIS. LCLE’s coordination of the development and integration of the LA-ICJIS is guided by the ICJIS Policy Board, composed of members of those agencies previously listed.

Mission: ICJIS provides the criminal justice community with accurate, near-real-time information about all defendants and offenders who enter the Louisiana justice system. The development and implementation of ICJIS will greatly assist the state’s efforts to identify, apprehend, prosecute, and sentence offenders, as well as identify ineligible firearm purchasers; persons ineligible to hold positions involving children, the elderly, or the disabled; and people wanted, arrested, or convicted of stalking and/or domestic violence offenses.

Created: LCLE was initially established by executive order in 1969 and was part of the governor’s office. LCLE was then formally enacted by LA R.S. 15:1201–1229.1 in 1976. The ICJIS Policy Board was created in 1999 by LA R.S. 15:1228.

Governance Details: LCLE is part of the governor’s office and is made up of over 50 members appointed from all aspects of the criminal justice system. Members of LCLE come from state and local government and from professional associations and represent law enforcement, the legislature, prosecution, municipal government, and the judiciary. Under the jurisdiction of LCLE, the ICJIS Policy Board is made up of 14 members from state government and professional associations representing law enforcement, the legislature, prosecution, and the judiciary.


Additional State Contacts:

Nlets members:https://www.nlets.org/our-members

NASCIO state profiles:http://www.nascio.org/aboutNASCIO/profiles/

SEARCH membership group:http://www.search.org/about/membership/

National Center for State Courts - state court websites: http://www.ncsc.org/Information-and-Resources/Browse-by-State/State-Court-Websites.aspx

Court Technology Association: http://www.correctionstech.org/about/members.htm (member list not available to non-members)