SEARCH New Jersey Member Promoted Within State Police

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L. Robert Bice
Major L. Robert Bice, who is New Jersey's governor-appointed representative to the SEARCH Membership Group, was recently promoted within the ranks of the New Jersey State Police.

Major Bice is now Commanding Officer of the Identification and Information Technology Section. According to the New Jersey State Police website, the Section provides technological services to the law enforcement community throughout New Jersey. From developing and implementing state-of-the-art applications, to publishing crime statistics electronically, to using mapping to identify high crime areas, this Section enables the Division to stay at the forefront of the nationwide drive to better use today's technological advances to fight crime. The Section is comprised of the Criminal Justice Records Bureau, Information Technology Bureau, and State Bureau of Identification.

Major Bice has served on the SEARCH Membership since 2006.

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.