Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Ms. Terri Fisher to serve as Georgia’s representative on the SEARCH Membership Group, effective September 1, 2014.
Ms. Fisher is Director of the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC), a division of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). GCIC/GBI is the state agency responsible for operational decisions and policy on managing Georgia criminal justice information, particularly criminal history record information.
Ms. Fisher replaces Ms. Terry Gibbons, who had served as Georgia’s SEARCH Member since April 2009, and who served a two-year term on the Board of Directors.
Justice and public safety organizations develop technology solutions so they can obtain and share justice information. This effort is rarely limited to a single agency—planning for technology and sharing information more often takes place as part of an enterprise that spans agency and jurisdictional boundaries.
It is particularly important for organizations to plan their efforts carefully. The justice enterprise is complex and can involve multiple participants, differing governing processes and rules, distinct business needs, and competing resources.