New Missouri Appointee Joins SEARCH Membership


Major Robert E. Bloomberg
Major Robert E. Bloomberg was appointed to the SEARCH Membership Group on January 9, 2007. Major Bloomberg is Commander of the Technical Services Bureau, Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), which directs the Communications, Criminal Records and Identification, Information Systems, Traffic, and Research and Development divisions and coordinates their activities with the troops.

Major Bloomberg was appointed by Missouri Governor Matt Blunt to replace SEARCH Member Richard L. Coffey, who has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and designated as Assistant Superintendent of the MSHP. Mr. Coffey had been a SEARCH Member since January 2006.

"We're pleased to welcome Major Bloomberg to the SEARCH Membership, and look forward to his valuable expertise and participation," said Mr. Ronald P. Hawley, Executive Director of SEARCH."

SEARCH is governed by a Membership Group comprised of one gubernatorial appointee from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as eight at-large appointees selected by SEARCH's Chair. Members are primarily state-level justice officials responsible for operational decisions and policymaking concerning the management of criminal justice information, particularly criminal history information.