Webb-Edgington Joins SEARCH Law and Policy Team

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Alecia Webb-Edgington
SEARCH is pleased to announce that Ms. Alecia Webb-Edgington has joined our Law and Policy Program as a Justice Information Services Specialist effective October 1, 2010.

In this position, she will research and write about issues that impact criminal justice information management and policy; provide technical assistance to state criminal record repositories and other justice agencies; conduct surveys on pertinent issues; and organize and support conferences, workshops and task forces.

She has been a SEARCH employee since 2008, when she began working for the Public Safety Program as a Justice Information Systems Specialist. For the past two years, she has provided technical assistance to public safety agencies nationwide to develop, improve, acquire, and achieve integration and interoperability of information technology, including radio communications, computer-aided dispatch, records management and mobile data systems.

"Alecia brings many years of experience in law enforcement and homeland security administration," noted SEARCH Law and Policy Director Owen Greenspan. "The Law and Policy Program works extensively with the SEARCH Membership, so Alecia's experience as a former SEARCH Member and former elected member of the SEARCH Board of Directors will be valuable and constructive."

Ms. Webb-Edgington is a former Commander of the Kentucky State Police Criminal Identification and Records Branch and Major in charge of the Technical Services Division. Prior to joining SEARCH, she also served as Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

"Alecia has worked with and within both the executive and legislative branches of government to develop and implement law and policy," added Mr. Greenspan. "She will bring strong talent and capabilities to our team, and we are looking forward to working with her."

Since January 2008, Ms. Webb-Edgington has been an elected member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology/criminology from Western Kentucky University and a master's degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University. Her post-graduate studies include the 52nd Annual National Security Seminar at the U.S. Army War College and the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense.