As a member of the community volunteer program or participant of the community police academy of the Binningham Police Department, you may have access to confidential criminal record information, which is controlled by statute. Misuse of such information may adversely affect the individual 's civil rights and violates the law. Volunteers will not attempt to seek any information on any case for personal gain, use and/or knowledge. Volunteers may have access to confidentially sensitive information during their assignment as a volunteer; which may include: the location of records, weapons and ammunition; the number of officers on duty, shift assignment or patrol beat areas, personnel matters, criminal investigations, criminal activities, electronic and written documents, and other high profile public issues and operations. Criminal records or other confidential information may be given only to those persons authorized to have it. When in doubt, consult with your supervisor. Volunteers shall not disclose or allow access to information contained in or obtained from ACJIC Information Systems, records maintained by State Department of Justice, or material, documents and information received from the Federal Bureau oflnvestigations or any other agency of Municipality, State of Federal government, unless such disclosure or access is authorized by law and approved by the appropriate supervisor (s). Volunteers shall not address public gatherings, appear on radio or television, prepare articles for publication, and/or act as correspondents to a newspaper or other periodical release or maintain they represent the Birmingham Police Department volunteer and Community Police Academy Programs without written permission from the Birmingham Police Department. Serving the public provides each of us with great responsibility. Consequently, there can be no compromise in the requirement for all volunteers to follow the Birmingham Police Department's policies and procedures on records and information and this "Notice of Confidentiality of Department Information". Divulging confidential information to persons outside of the department is a criminal act and a violation of the law, you will be prosecuted. The presumption is that all information related to assigned duties is confidential information unless explicitly informed otherwise by the Chief of Police or his/her designee. Refer to Rules and Regulations #104:1-6 and #105-1 for a complete description of the policies. Applicable criminal codes includes, but are not limited to, the following sections: • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28, Section 20.25- Criminal Justice Information Systems • Title 13A, Chapter 8, Article 5 (Code of Alabama 1975)- Alabama Computer Crime Act • Title 13A, Chapter I 0, Article 1 (Code of Alabama 1975)- Obstruction of Public Administration • Title 41, Chapter 9, Article 23 (Code of Alabama 1975) - Criminal Record Information I have read the above paragraphs and understand the requirements for confidentiality. I will not misuse criminal record information which I may have access to as a community volunteer for the Birmingham Police Department.