SEARCH is pleased to announce that Mr. Bryan Rizzi is Oklahoma’s new representative on the SEARCH Membership Group. He was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin on August 5, 2015.
The evening of July 28, Members, Staff, and Guests attending the 2015 SEARCH Annual Meeting took a break to enjoy a reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place to recognize recipients of SEARCH’s annual awards.
On behalf of the SEARCH Board of Directors, Chairman Brad Truitt recognized Members and Staff for their years of service to the organization, with significant length of service achieved in 2015.
During SEARCH’s recent annual Membership Group meeting held July 28-30, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, SEARCH Members held elections for the Board of Directors.
Ms. Melissa J. Nee joined SEARCH as a Government Affairs Specialist effective July 15, 2015. In this position, Ms. Nee will support SEARCH’s liaison efforts on issues that impact the states and the justice community nationally, including information sharing, public safety and homeland security.
SEARCH Focus Group Report: How Mental Health Records Become Part of the NICS Index for Background Checks
The national system for conducting firearms background checks—the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS—is intended to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are prohibited from them by federal or state law.
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) has released a report that offers an overview of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNet) and Next Generation 9‐1‐1 (NG9‐1‐1) networks—examining the similarities and differences, and the interconnectivity between the two networks.
In a 2012 paper that SEARCH collaborated on with the American Probation and Parole Association and the Association of State Correctional Administrators, we talked about the gap that exists between public health and public safety.