Supervisors mount pressure on long-delayed high-tech public safety database 

The day of justice may have arrived for JUSTIS. This tech project is one of those that has all the ingredients for embarrassment, delays in implementation and skyrocketing costs.

In 2009, a report found the project was 10 years overdue and 40 percent over budget.

The point of the project is to link The City’s public safety departments using one computer network to share information on those in the system. The seamless sharing of information among law enforcement agencies could better protect those who might be victims as well as ensure agencies have all the relevant information to make the right decision when coming across a suspect.

To this day, the project remains lagging and members of the Board of Supervisors are growing increasingly impatient.

On Thursday, the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee will hold another hearing on JUSTIS, and see what the status is in implementing it. The committee meets Thursday, at City Hall, in Room 250.

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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