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  • Looking myself up on OHLEG?

    We have a Statewide internet database called OhLEG, which is basically leads on crack. I know you aren't supposed to look other people up, but I have been damn curious what my own OhLEG screen looks like.

    Is it a bad idea to look myself up?
    Seriously, the only reason I wanted to be a cop was so I could post anywhere on this forum.

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    OhLEG is an investigative tool that is much more than "leads on crack." That said, yes, you can look yourself up if you want to.

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    • #3
      Sorry I didn't mean to demean it, I absolutely love it. Do other States have something similar?
      Seriously, the only reason I wanted to be a cop was so I could post anywhere on this forum.

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      • #4
        Mike--no offense taken. I just know that I search other state's forums and I didn't want people to get the wrong idea about the site.

        I've spoken to the local state rep and was told that the site is not audited. Even if it is, so what. Officers and dispatchers routinely run themselves as part of familiarization training. You are allowed to have access to the information, you just can't share it with your neighbor.

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        • #5
          I just completed LEADS training, and it strictly said LEADS IS NOT TO BE USED FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES!! That said, you are not allowed to look yourself up in LEADS, but I don't know anything about the other program.

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          • #6
            Mike is not talking about LEADS, he is talking about OHLEG, two completely different things. When I first got access to OHLEG, my Sgt. looked me up on MY account with me sitting next to him as part of training. They had pics from my last 3 to 4 DL's, very funny.

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            • #7
              Regarding the LEADS responses, looking yourself may or not be considered personal use. If you look up yourself to see what it says about you, that's a personal use. Looking yourself up to complete administrative functions, something like seeing making sure all employees including yourself have a valid license, wouldn't be a personal use.
              So long as you can justify why you did it, your fine. Doing for the sake of doing might not fly.

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              • #8
                I contacted the helpdesk at OHLEG and asked this question for training and was told told that yes we are allowed to look yourself up. for as much as we use it there is no way I could remember why I looked someone up and their user policies are very poor.

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                • #9
                  Ditto LPI and skigoggles. Personal use is looking up a hot chick or an ex wife or a famous person, etc. "just because" or for reasons that have no legitimate job related value.

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                  • #10
                    LEADS conducts regular audits. I was told by the local state OhLEG rep that they do not conduct audits. That's all I can tell you.

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                    • #11
                      I agree. I think OhLEG is great investigative tool while at the same time being a vehicle that is going to get a road officer in trouble, especially when they can access this info on their lap tops while sitting at home. There are a number of departments that don't let their road officers have access to OhLEG because of the lack of accountability and the potential for abuse.

                      Mike--sorry if we've hijacked your thread.

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                      • #12
                        I know of an example of misuse. OHLEG was contacted by a source referencing an Officer misusing database. OHLEG contacted department and the matter was handled internally.

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                        • #13
                          Everyone here seems to have hit the good points I was going to Highlight....
                          I will also include that using OHLeg gathers information from LEADS.... so that information must be disseminated and destroyed as LEADS requires...
                          For training purposes we were encouraged to look up ourselves, wives, family members using the different search functions ie.. name dob, address, etc....

                          Absolutely a helpful tool and at times i get info back faster in the car than through LEADS
                          "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" Romans 12:21

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                          • #14
                            I didn't feel you hijacked, I'm glad this question led to a great discussion.
                            Seriously, the only reason I wanted to be a cop was so I could post anywhere on this forum.

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                            • #15
                              You cannot run yourself in OHLEG beyond 7 days from gaining access.

                              I work at the OHLEG Helpdesk as an OHLEG Specialist 2. We noticed this thread and thought it had the potential to get someone in trouble if they read this the wrong way.

                              Section 4.2 of the OHLEG Rules and Regulations says that you can run yourself in OHLEG for a period of 7 days from the date you first obtain OHLEG access. This is considered a training period. If you require additional training after that 7 days you should call the OHLEG Helpdesk at 866-406-4534 and we can send someone out to your office for training.

                              That 7 days is only good for the very first time you have OHLEG access. If you change agencies, you do not get a new 7 day training period to run yourself if you have already had OHLEG access for any agency in the past. Any self searches beyond the 7 day training period can be considered misuse and result in a felony.

                              If you have any questions or concerns about the Rules and Regulations please contact the OHLEG Quality Assurance group at 740-845-2445 or 740-845-2099.


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