1. Christa-Dreier

    Christa Dreier

    CAL ID Bureau Manager

  2. Physical Address
    PO Box 512
    Riverside, CA 92502

The Cal-ID bureau was established in 1985 as a regional program between Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, to purchase an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The AFIS uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, analyze, and search fingerprint data.

Cal-ID is governed by two Remote Access Network (RAN) boards, a Local Board and a Regional Board, which generate policy and oversee funding. The RAN Board concept was created and approved by the State Legislature in Senate Bill 190, and its function is described in Penal Code 11112.1 - 11112.7. The RAN board consists of the Sheriff, the Chief of Police from the largest police agency, the District Attorney, a member of the Board of Supervisors, a second Chief of Police selected by all other chiefs (usually through RCLEAA), a mayor, and a member-at-large. CAL-ID

Riverside Cal-ID RAN Board members

Chad Bianco, Sheriff, Riverside County

Mike Hestrin, District Attorney, Riverside County

Yxstian Gutierrez, Supervisor, Riverside County

Larry Gonzalez, Chief of Police, City of Riverside

Anthony Conrad, Chief of Police, City of Murrieta

Patricia Lock Dawson, Mayor, City of Riverside

RAN Board Meetings:

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 9:00 AM

RAN Board Agenda:


Cal-ID has evolved since 1985 and now provides an array of critical biometric identification services to all law enforcement agencies in Riverside County. These biometric services not only include AFIS, but also iris capture, facial recognition, mobile identification, and a regional DNA lab. 

The Cal-ID AFIS and WebMug systems maintain a fingerprint and mugshot database of all subjects booked within the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. Crime scene fingerprints (latent prints) can be searched against the database to identify those engaging in criminal conduct. Facial recognition software can be used to compare unknown suspect images against the mugshot database and provide a law enforcement officer a potential suspect lead in a matter of minutes. Currently, the Mobile ID program is operating with great success, allowing law enforcement officers in the field to scan a fingerprint on a hand-held device and identify the individual in 45 to 90 seconds, if they have previously been arrested.

To learn more please visit our Facial Recognition Policy and Mobile ID Policy.

The Cal-ID bureau is committed to providing technologically advanced equipment and training for local law enforcement agencies to better serve the citizens of Riverside County.