David Funk Joins SEARCH Public Safety Team

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SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, is pleased to announce that Mr. David L. Funk joined the Public Safety Programs team as a Public Safety Technology Specialist on November 6, 2008.

In this position, he will assist public safety agencies nationwide in automated systems development, integration of communications and information technology, and communications interoperability.

Mr. Funk has 32 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety, most recently as Manager for the Public Services (Public Safety) Technology Solutions Group at BearingPoint, Inc., in Denver, Colorado. He was involved in a wide range of consulting assignments focused on program development to incorporate nationwide Public Safety/First Responder education and awareness campaigns, identifying and managing stakeholder issues and risks, and supporting regional 700 MHz planning and interoperability planning activities nationally.

"We're pleased to that David Funk has joined the Public Safety Programs team. He recently worked with SEARCH on a COPS Technical Assistance project in Littleton, Colorado, as well as in Florida," said Director of Public Safety Programs, Dan Hawkins.

"David brings new skills and expertise to SEARCH from a distinguished career in law enforcement, federally-funded technology support, and consulting. He served with the Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff's Office for 19 years, rising through the ranks to become the lieutenant in charge of information technology and communications projects. Between 2000 and 2007, he served as deputy manager of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center - Rocky Mountain for Public Safety Communications Technology Outreach. In this position, David provided resources and services nationwide for 700 MHz radio frequency planning. Most recently, he worked with BearingPoint as a consultant on public safety technology issues and projects."