CLETS is an acronym that stands for California Law Enforcement Telecommunications
System. It is a law enforcement communications network containing a criminal
history database available to all public agencies of law enforcement in
California. It is used by law enforcement for accessing law enforcement
information and sending law enforcement messages.
A CLETS order refers to a restraining order or protective order that is
registered in the statewide and national criminal database system known
as CLETS. The information contained in CLETS informs law enforcement personnel
about restraining orders and protective orders that are registered in
Restraining and protective orders registered with CLETS allow law enforcement
to respond and enforce these orders in any part of the state. In California,
all protective orders issued are CLETS orders. Restraining orders, for
the most part, are issued as CLETS orders. If a restraining order was
not issued as a CLETS order then law enforcement would be unable to enforce
the restraining order and arrest the suspect violating the restraining order.
Consult an attorney with experience in
restraining orders if you are seeking protection from a violent individual.