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  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )


  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )


  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 118. )

CHAPTER 1. Administration [15000 - 15051]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 118. )

ARTICLE 2. Organized Crime [15025 - 15029]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1795. )


The Department of Justice shall seek to control and eradicate organized crime in California by:

(a) Gathering, analyzing and storing intelligence pertaining to organized crime.

(b) Providing this intelligence to local, state and federal law enforcement units.

(c) Providing training and instruction to assist local and state law enforcement personnel in recognizing and combating organized crime.

(d) Providing a research resource of specialized equipment and personnel to assist local, state, and federal agencies in combating organized crime.

(e) Conducting continuing analyses and research of organized crime in order to determine current and projected organized crime activity in California.

(f) Initiating and participating in the prosecution of individuals and groups involved in organized crime activities.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1795.)


It is the intent of the Legislature that the department focus its investigative and prosecutive endeavors with regard to organized crime in controlling crime which is of a conspiratorial and organized nature and which seeks to supply illegal goods and services such as narcotics, prostitution, loan sharking, gambling, and other forms of vice to the public or seeks to conduct continuing activities, a substantial portion of which are illegal, through planning and coordination of individual efforts. The department shall also investigate and prosecute organized criminal violations involving intrusion into legitimate business activities by the use of illegitimate methods, including, but not limited to, monopolization, terrorism, extortion, and tax evasion.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1795.)


The department’s functions concerning organized crime shall be divided among five programs as follows:

(a) Operations and training.

(b) Intelligence.

(c) Long-range intelligence research.

(d) Investigation.

(e) Prosecution.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1795.)


The department shall annually report on its activities and accomplishments to the Legislature and to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as to other interested groups. The first report to the Legislature shall be made no later than July 1, 1972, and shall specify the way in which the department’s organization and positions relate to suppressing organized crime and its accomplishments as of that date.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1795.)


(a) The Crack Down Task Force Program is hereby created within the Department of Justice with responsibility for establishing, conducting, supporting, and coordinating crack down task forces composed of state and local law enforcement agencies targeting the investigation and apprehension of the Colombian cartel-street gang cocaine networks.

(b) The department shall coordinate all investigations undertaken by task forces operating under the Crack Down Task Force Program with all local agencies having law enforcement responsibilities within the jurisdictions involved. The department shall also solicit participation by appropriate federal agencies with task force investigations whenever possible.

The department shall provide staffing and logistical support for the crackdown task forces, supplying special agents, criminal intelligence analysts, forensic experts, financial auditors, equipment, and funding to the task forces as needed.

(c) Local law enforcement agencies participating in the Crack Down Task Force Program shall be reimbursed by the department for personnel overtime costs and equipment or supplies required for task force activities.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 867, Sec. 2. (SB 1144) Effective January 1, 2013.)

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