Congresswoman Matsui Recognizes SEARCH's 40th Anniversary

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United States Representative Doris O. Matsui (D-California) joined SEARCH Members, Staff and Guests at a reception in Sacramento on April 14, 2009, to help mark SEARCH's milestone 40th Anniversary.

Rep. Matsui represents California's 5th Congressional District, which includes Sacramento, the site of SEARCH headquarters since its founding in 1969.

"Representative Matsui is a strong supporter of SEARCH, and we were pleased that she was able to join in on the celebration of our 40 years of service to law enforcement, justice and public safety practitioners," noted SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley.

Rep. Matsui presented SEARCH with a Congressional Record proclamation recognizing and honoring the 40th Anniversary of SEARCH. The proclamation noted SEARCH's many accomplishments and work in criminal justice and public safety information sharing and identification initiatives, high-tech crime investigation support, law and policy development, and communications interoperability, as well as its role in the development of national systems, programs, standards and models.

"SEARCH plays an important role in our criminal justice and public safety system both at a national level and here in Sacramento," noted Rep. Matsui. "It is clear that the federal government must support the work of SEARCH as we continue to integrate and update our public safety programs and provide enhanced security for Sacramentans."

The Honorable Doris O. Matsui is joined by SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley (left) and SEARCH Chairman Francis X. Aumand III at SEARCH's 40th Anniversary reception on April 14, 2009, in Sacramento. Mr. Hawley is holding a copy of the Congressional Record proclamation presented by Rep. Matsui.