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Chapter 142-3 FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSES

Rule 142-3-.01 Functions and Purposes

The functions and purposes of the Organized Crime Prevention Council as prescribed by law are as follows:

(a) Organized Crime Prevention Coordination. The Council shall develop and coordinate strategies and plans to attack and control organized crime, such as:
1. To create, guide and counsel the Georgia State Intelligence Network (GSIN);
2. To coordinate Georgia's Locals to Help Locals law enforcement program;
3. To coordinate international, national and statewide special projects;
4. To conduct joint federal, state and local intelligence conferences;
5. To provide organized crime and intelligence training courses;
6. To prepare annual reports and annual confidential reports on Georgia's organized crime problem;
7. To develop an annual organized crime legislation package;
8. To provide advice and counsel to the Governor of Georgia on ways and means to prevent the intrusion of organized crime into Georgia;
9. To inform the public of the menace of organized crime and the threat it poses to the citizens of Georgia.

Rule 142-3-.02 Georgia State Intelligence Network

(1) Membership. Admission to membership in the Georgia State Intelligence Network, hereinafter referred to as the "Network," is subject to approval by the Council by a unanimous vote of the members voting. The Council will include the following considerations in its decisions but is not restricted thereto:
(a) Needs/benefits to applicant/Council;
(b) Size of applicant agency as well as extent of its organized crime problem;
(c) Desirable size of the Network;
(d) Integrity/credibility of applicant among law enforcement and the community in general.
(2) Application. The applicant agency will complete a department membership application form. This form will include, among other things:
(a) A summary of the organized crime problems in the applicant agency's jurisdiction;
(b) Organization and functions of the applicant agency's intelligence unit;
(c) Names of three or more intelligence units that applicant agency has contacted recently;
(d) Letter of sponsorship from an existing member agency.
(3) Suspension. Membership in the Network is not a matter of right, and suspension therefrom may be voted on by the Council at a regular or special meeting, following notice to the member agency of the scheduled action with an invitation to appear and defend against the action proposed. The Council may suspend for any reason it feels is in the best interest of the member agency or of the Network, keeping in mind that mutual trust and confidence among members of the Network are essential to a successful intelligence network. The Council may consider any changes in circumstances of the member's admission to the Network.
(a) A routine suspension occurs upon a change in command involving either the intelligence unit commander or the head of the organization, subject to approval by the Council of such change.
(b) Except for a routine suspension the Council through its Chairman or Director will keep the Governor advised of any action which may affect the credibility and effectiveness of the Council in carrying out the designated purposes for which it is organized.