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Our ability to evolve Member-identified needs from research, to policy and technical solution development, then on to implementation, distinguishes us from other organizations.

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SEARCH educates, influences and advocates the states’ issues, ideas and positions to a variety of decision-makers, peers and partners in the justice information sharing community.

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Learn how SEARCH supports information sharing for state, local, tribal and Federal justice, public safety and homeland security organizations through our Government Affairs program.

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  Latest Posts


White Paper Examines Promising Repository Auditing Practices from Four States

In 2016, a focus group of SEARCH Members and officials from state criminal history repositories met to identify and document promising practices states have used to audit criminal history information systems (CHIS).


SEARCH’s 2018 Winter Meeting Registration Now Open

Online registration for SEARCH's 2018 Winter Meeting is now open.


States make progress in reporting records of unlawful drug users for firearm-related background checks

The sixth in a series of reports on firearms-related background checks — this one focusing on unlawful drug users — is now available.