Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database Operational
Decatur, GA (February 5, 2020) – Through the collaborative efforts of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Department of Community Supervision (DCS), and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database (GCSGD) is now operational. The GCSGD is a statewide repository and intelligence database that contains information about various criminal street gangs, criminal street gang members, and associates and criminal street gang activities.
As outlined in O.C.GA. §16-15-11, the purpose of the GCSGD is:
- to expand the recognition and identification of criminal street gangs, their members/associates and criminal street gang activities,
- to increase officer safety by improving the sharing of information among multiple jurisdictions using computer intelligence database technology,
- to enhance community security through the prosecution of criminal street gangs and their members/associates.
The statute for the GCSGD was enacted in 2010. Under Governor Kemp’s administration, the implementation of this database has been made a priority. The following agencies participated in the pilot program: DCS, GDC, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Morrow Police Department, South Fulton Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, and the GBI. The statistics associated with the data remain fluid; but as of today, the system contains over 100 gangs and over 17,000 gang members & associates.
All state, county, and municipal law enforcement, prosecution and corrections agencies, offices, and departments may timely furnish information acquired relating to criminal street gangs and criminal gang activity to the GBI to be included in the GCSGD. To become a participating agency/authorized user, please email GCSGD@gbi.ga.gov requesting access and to complete the necessary training.