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Membership Interaction

Information and idea generation. Sharing and consensus-building. SEARCH’s strength is our ability to engage justice stakeholders in valuable face-to-face and virtual peer networking.

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Best Practices
& Solutions

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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Research &
Information Sharing

SEARCH provides thought leadership to the justice information sharing community by conducting detailed research, analysis and fact finding to explore key justice issues.

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Education & Outreach

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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innovative and timely knowledge, information, best practices,
services and solutions for justice information sharing.

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High-Tech Crime Investigations

Networks Child Exploitation
Social Media Mobile Devices IRC
Volatile Data Legal Issues

Public Safety & Emergency Communications

COMU/COML Project Management
Governance Statewide Planning
Operational & Tactical Support

Justice Information

Data Modeling GRA NIEM GFIPM
OJBC Enterprise Strategic Planning
Data Architecture Privacy Policy

  Government Affairs

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

  Upcoming Events

Date Event
July 28-30, 2015 2015 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting
Minneapolis, MN

  Latest Posts


Melissa Nee Joins SEARCH as Government Affairs Specialist

Ms. Melissa J. Nee joined SEARCH as a Government Affairs Specialist effective July 15, 2015. In this position, Ms. Nee will support SEARCH’s liaison efforts on issues that impact the states and the justice community nationally, including information sharing, public safety and homeland security.


SEARCH Focus Group Report: How Mental Health Records Become Part of the NICS Index for Background Checks

The national system for conducting firearms background checks—the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS—is intended to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are prohibited from them by federal or state law.