SEARCH Shares in Prestigious Award

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From left to right, Deputy Attorney General Robert Morgester; Capt. Wayne Ikeuchi, Sacramento, County Sheriff's Department; and Todd Shipley, SEARCH Director of Training Services
CD-ROM Selected for Best of California Awards Program The Center for Digital Government has selected the High-Technology Crime Prosecutor/Investigator Resource CD-ROM: Email and Internet Chat as a winner in the Best Sustainable Value category of the Best of California contest this year.

"This Resource CD-ROM is intended as a reference tool to assist federal, state and local prosecutors and investigators as they investigate and prepare to prosecute cases involving online crimes, specifically criminal acts involving the misuse of electronic mail and online chat," said Todd Shipley, Director of Systems Security and High Tech Crime Prevention Training for SEARCH.

The CD-ROM is a collective effort of the Office of California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force (a unit of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Hi-Tech Crimes Division), The National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law of the University of Mississippi School of Law, and SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. The design, development and production of this product was underwritten by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Task Force. SEARCH staff was significantly involved in preparing original content, organizing and editing submitted content, and designing the Web interface for the CD-ROM.

The Best of California Awards program was established to salute IT professionals in California state and local government organizations for their dedication, hard work and contributions. The Best Sustainable Value award is presented to individuals and teams that have designed, developed, and deployed applications that have been in operation at least two years and have realized benefits that can be documented. The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.