SEARCH Welcomes New Public Safety Technology Specialist


SEARCH is pleased to announce that Ms. Mallorie F. Teubner joined our organization as a Public Safety Technology Specialist on July 15. In this position, she will provide technical assistance to public safety agencies nationwide in automated systems development, planning and integration of communications and information technology, and communications interoperability and wireless issues.

"Mallorie brings with her 20 years of public safety experience with state and local government that includes a successful career with Sangamon County and, previously, the Illinois State Police," said SEARCH Public Safety Programs Director Dan Hawkins. "She came to our attention through our past, highly respected former Member from Illinois, Lt. Col. Ken Bouche. Mallorie is a great addition to SEARCH and the Public Safety Programs team and we look forward to working with her."

Prior to joining SEARCH, Ms. Teubner worked for the Sangamon County (Illinois) Emergency Telephone System Department (ETSD) for the past seven years, most recently as Director of Integrated Information Systems. In this position, she was in charge of the overall computer operations and services of the department, which provided continuous information systems support coverage for the ETSD and for more than 50 police, fire, and emergency management services agencies. For six years, she led and managed two government agencies as Executive Director of ETSD and the Sangamon County Central Dispatch System. This involved implementing and maintaining various technologies, including an integrated justice information system, enhanced 9-1-1, and data networks including a countywide mobile data network.

Ms. Teubner also served for 10 years with the Illinois State Police, first as a Telecommunicator and then as a business analyst in the Information Services Bureau working with multiple business partners to define requirements for statewide multiagency systems. Her law enforcement background also includes work as a Telecommunicator and 9-1-1 Operator for the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office, and as Lead Telecommunicator and Deputy Sheriff for the Pike County (Missouri) Sheriff's Department.

Ms. Teubner was a Board member of Illinois Women in Leadership, Springfield Chapter; Regional Vice President of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Illinois Chapter; and President of the Illinois AT&T E911 Users Group. She maintains membership in Illinois NENA and Illinois Women In Leadership, and is also a member of APCO, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International. In 2006, she received the NENA Illinois Chapter's Excellence Award, and in 1995 was selected Illinois State Police Telecommunicator of the Year.

Ms. Teubner earned a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in Management from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She studied Social Justice Administration and Social Work at Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois, and she attended Mineral Area College in conjunction with the Missouri Highway Patrol Academy. Ms. Teubner also has an Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification.