SEARCH Recognizes Recipients of 2008 Awards

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During its 2008 Annual Meeting in July in Cleveland, Ohio, the full SEARCH Membership gathered to recognize the 2008 recipients of SEARCH's top honors.

  • Mr. Domingo Herraiz, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, received the O.J. Hawkins Award for Innovative Leadership and Outstanding Contributions in Criminal Justice Information Systems, Policy and Statistics.
  • Ms. Diane Sherman, Director, Criminal Justice Information Center, Michigan State Police, who is SEARCH's representative from Michigan, received the Gary R. Cooper Meritorious Service Award.

For more information on these awards, including a list of past recipients and background on Mr. Herraiz and Ms. Sherman, see the Awards page.


Left to right: Mr. Ron Hawley, SEARCH Executive Director; Ms. Diane Sherman, recipient of the 2008 Cooper Award; Mr. Domingo Herraiz, recipient of the 2008 Hawkins Award; Mr. Francis X. Aumand III, SEARCH Chair; and Capt. Thomas W. Turner, SEARCH Vice Chair.

Other SEARCH Members and Staff were also recognized for length of service to SEARCH. They include:

15 years
Mr. Paul Heppner, Member from Georgia
Ms. Diane Chin, Administrative Assistant

10 years
Ms. Georgene Ramming, Member from Arizona

5 years
Mr. Steven Conlon, Member from Iowa*
Mr. Mike Lesko, Member from Texas
Ms. Linda Rosenburg, Member from Pennsylvania
Lt. John Shelton, Member from Nebraska
Ms. Diane Sherman, Member from Michigan
Mr. David Steingraber, Member from Wisconsin

Ms. Rose Marie Florita, Director, Finance and Administration
Mr. Dan Hawkins, Director, Public Safety Programs
Ms. Chris Lee, Webmaster

*Mr. Conlon retired from state service in June 2008, ending his tenure as a SEARCH Member