SEARCH Welcomes New AR, GA Members

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Danny Ormand

Terry Gibbons
SEARCH is pleased to announce that two new state representatives have been appointed to the SEARCH Membership Group:
  • Mr. Danny Ormand, Director, Arkansas Crime Information Center, was appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe on April 28, 2009.
  • Ms. Terry Gibbons, Director, Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC), Georgia Bureau of Investigation, was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue on April 14, 2009, with an effective date of May 1.

Mr. Ormand has nearly 30 years' experience in law enforcement and emergency management. He replaces Mr. Charles Pruitt as Arkansas' representative on the SEARCH Membership; Mr. Pruitt had served in that capacity from June 2005 until earlier this year.

As Director of the GCIC, Ms. Gibbons leads the state agency responsible for operational decisions and policymaking relative to the management of Georgia criminal justice information, particularly criminal history record information. She fills a vacancy on the Membership Group caused by the recent retirement of Georgia Member Mr. Paul Heppner, who had served on the Membership Group since 1993.

"We're pleased to welcome Mr. Ormand and Ms. Gibbons to the SEARCH Membership, and look forward to their valuable expertise and participation," said Mr. Ronald P. Hawley, SEARCH Executive Director.

The SEARCH Membership Group, which governs SEARCH, is 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. This national body of state-level professionals is widely representative of the various disciplines within the justice system, and many are responsible for operational decisions and policymaking concerning the management of criminal justice information, particularly criminal history information. The Membership Group fosters cooperation and communication among justice system professionals in identifying and implementing solutions to common problems.