first_img Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings 1:02 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility As the Atlanta Police Department looks to open its new intelligence sharing database to other local law enforcement agencies, WABE looks at how the area collaborates to investigate gang activity.As heard on the radio1:02In the Fulton County Sheriff’s office, Sgt. Christopher Johnson works in security at the Fulton County Jail and specializes in gang activity – particularly within the jail.He said most of the intelligence the sheriff’s office uses outside of the jail is acquired from new inmates.“They provide a significant amount of intelligence on what goes on out in the streets,” Johnson said.Johnson said Fulton works closely with the Atlanta Police Department – though APD has not reached out about joining its new intelligence sharing network, APIN for short.While the Fulton Sheriff’s Office doesn’t do a lot of criminal policing – that’s left mostly to the county and city police departments – Johnson did say the sheriff’s office has a similar database for archiving gang-affiliated inmates.“We have a database were it breaks down which sect of gang they are in, what geographical region they actually live in, working out of, basically committing their crimes in,” Johnson said.APD said it would be interested in the information the sheriff’s office gathers for APIN, particularly during the intake process. last_img read more