There is hereby created in the department of public safety, division of state highway patrol, a program for administering and operating a law enforcement automated data system, to be known as LEADS, providing computerized data and communications to the various criminal justice agencies of the state. The program shall be administered by the superintendent of the state highway patrol, who may employ such persons as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section. The superintendent shall adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing fees and guidelines for the operation of and participation in the LEADS program. These rules shall include criteria for granting and restricting access to information maintained in LEADS.
The superintendent shall appoint a steering committee to advise him in the operation of the law enforcement automated data system, comprised of persons who are representative of the criminal justice agencies in Ohio that use the system. The superintendent or his designee shall be chairman of the committee.
Effective Date: 11-12-1992 .