My duties require me to work or be present in areas where Criminal Justice Information (CJI) may be seen. I realize that this information is sensitive in nature and will not discuss or reveal any CJI to anyone. CJI refers to state and federal criminal justice data, which may include case/incident information, identity information (including fingerprints and other forms of biometric data), and property (such as vehicle or firearm) data. Access to or use of CJI (such as viewing, reading, copying, sharing) is strictly limited to official purposes, specifically the administration of criminal justice. The term “administration of criminal justice” is defined in state law, at Section 943.045(2), Florida Statutes, as follows:
“Administration of criminal justice” means performing functions of detection, apprehension, detention, pretrial release, post-trial release, prosecution, adjudication, correctional supervision, or rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders by governmental agencies. The administration of criminal justice includes criminal identification activities and the collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of criminal justice information by governmental agencies.
My work-related duties, as defined by my employer and understood by me, do not in any way involve the administration of criminal justice, as defined above.
In the course of my work-related duties, I may see or learn of (as by hearing mention of) CJI.
Because I have no responsibility or authority for handling CJI, I will not access, use, view, copy, disseminate, or disclose (in writing or in conversation) CJI, nor will I take part in the physical destruction of CJI. I am aware that doing so would be considered misuse of CJI.
I further understand that misuse of CJI is not limited to situations in which the CJI is used by me or others for purposes or in a manner that could be punished under the criminal laws of Florida or of the United States.
I acknowledge that misuse of CJI may subject me to administrative action (such as termination of employment or contract), civil penalties and/or criminal penalties.
I agree and commit that if I hear, see, or otherwise become aware of actual or potential misuse of CJI, or of a situation that may cause or contribute to the misuse of CJI, I will promptly report same to my supervisor or the appropriate designee.
I agree and commit that I will not allow, by action or inaction, the unescorted entry into any secure (protected) area by anyone who is not known to me to be authorized to enter such area.
I have read, or have had it read and explained to me, and understand and agree the information above regarding the importance of protecting CJI, and have asked and received a satisfactory answer to any questions I had concerning the duties and restrictions imposed on me with respect to CJI.