SEARCH Welcomes New Nevada Member

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Patrick J. Conmay
SEARCH is pleased to announce that Patrick J. Conmay, Chief of Records and Technology with the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS), is Nevada's new representative on the SEARCH Membership Group.

He was appointed to the Membership Group on January 7, 2010, by Governor Jim Gibbons.

Chief Conmay began his career in law enforcement as a patrol officer with the Los Angeles (California) Police Department. During his tenure, he moved through the ranks working a variety of assignments, including burglary, auto theft, narcotics enforcement and homicide. When he retired, he was assigned as the officer in charge of the Robbery-Homicide Division's Homicide Special Section, responsible for high-profile murder investigations in the City of Los Angeles.

In 2000, Chief Conmay moved to Nevada and worked for a short time for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Aging Services, investigating complaints against the elderly. In 2001 he moved to the Nevada Department of Corrections as its Inspector General, where he managed and directed the Department's statewide criminal and administrative investigations.

After that, Chief Conmay joined the DPS. The mission of the DPS Records and Technology Division is to provide accurate, timely, and appropriate public safety information to the DPS, the law enforcement community, and the citizens of Nevada using state-of-the-art technology.

Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley is pleased to have the Nevada vacancy on the Membership Group filled after the departure of former Member P.K. O'Neill.

"I have spoken with Pat about his appointment," Ron said. "And I am struck by how quickly he has grasped the importance of information and technology support for operational benefit. It is clear he already sees the dedication to service embodied by the men and women of Nevada's Records and Technology Division. I believe he will be a real asset as a Member of SEARCH."

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.