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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 &

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
January 27-29, 2015 2015 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting
Austin, TX
March 10-12, 2015 Core Skills for the Investigation of Mobile Devices
Sacramento, CA

  Latest Posts


Chats, Posts and Texts: Finding Their Place in a Court of Law

By now, most of us have heard of cases where law enforcement professionals found incriminating evidence on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and then used that evidence to gain a conviction in court. 

Anyone who watches NCIS would think this is standard operating procedure in police work today.


SEARCH Partners with APPA, ICAOS to Develop and Pilot Adult Offender Information Exchange for Law Enforcement

Thousands of adult probationers and parolees are transferred across state lines every year.  Some of the transferees are potentially dangerous or high-risk—and notifying local law enforcement in the receiving state of these offender transfers can raise officer awareness and safety.