Indiana Governor Michael R. Pence appointed Captain Michael White to serve as Indiana’s representative on the SEARCH Membership Group, effective April 8, 2014.
Captain White is the Assistant Chief of Staff, Communications and Information Systems, for the Indiana State Police. He is also Commander of the Records Division, which gathers, maintains and disseminates criminal history data on individuals arrested within the state. As the department’s central repository, the division is responsible for firearms licensing, maintaining vehicle crash records, and processing criminal background checks.
The SEARCH High-Tech Crime Training Services team will be an integral part of the 2014 National Cyber Crime Conference, which takes place April 28–30 in Norwood, Massachusetts. The event is hosted by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and is the only national conference of its kind to restrict attendance to national and international law enforcement agencies.
Law enforcement agencies face a continual struggle to keep up with changes in technology. For instance, often investigators don’t hear about a new piece of technology like a new chatting or picture-sharing app until it comes to them in a case.