As system interoperability grows, it is important for justice stakeholders to share charge information in order to improve the overall accuracy of the respective data systems involved in the justice process.
Massachusetts Member Curtis Wood, Champion of Public Safety and Information Sharing, to Receive 2016 Cooper Award
Mr. Curtis Wood will be the 2016 recipient of the Gary R. Cooper Meritorious Service Award, SEARCH’s top Membership honor. The SEARCH Board of Directors made the selection at its meeting in January, held in conjunction with our 2016 Winter Meeting.
Owen Greenspan, National Criminal History Record Authority and Advocate of Improved Data Quality, to Receive SEARCH’s Top Practitioner Honor for 2016
Mr. Owen M. Greenspan, whose career in law enforcement, criminal history records management, and policymaking spanned 50 years and who is known as a national authority for “all things criminal history,” will receive SEARCH’s 2016 O.J. Hawkins Award for Innovative Leadership and Outstanding Contributions in Criminal Justice Information Systems, Policy and Statistics.
SEARCH High-Tech Crime Trainers Provide Digital Evidence Expertise at 5th Annual National Cyber Crime Conference
Technological advances create both challenges and opportunities for law enforcement professionals: They must be able to obtain, analyze, and understand digital evidence—whether from computers, mobile devices, GPS devices, gaming consoles, event data recorders, digital video surveillance systems, digital cameras, or social media applications.
A companion set of Technical Briefs is now available from SEARCH, which illustrate how to use the Uniform Modeling Language (UML) 2.0 to develop information exchange package documents (IEPD) and data exchanges that conform to national justice standards—specifically, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and Global Reference Architecture (GRA).
Free Webinars to Provide Guidance on Improving Criminal Disposition Reporting and Warrant Management
Justice practitioners rely on timely, accurate, and complete criminal history and warrant information to make informed public safety-related decisions. The processes involved in managing this information are complex and require collaboration and cooperation among local, state, tribal, and federal partners.
SEARCH/NCSC Report Examines State Progress in Reporting Mental Health Data for Firearm-Related Background Checks
In the past decade, states have made vast progress in providing firearm-prohibiting mental health data to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Index, according to a new research report coauthored by SEARCH.
SEARCH High-Tech Crime Training Services staff is providing instruction this week in digital evidence investigations and other advanced skills at the 32nd International Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama.
Biennial Survey Results Offer a Snapshot of State Criminal History Information Systems & Operations at Year-end 2014
Every two years since 1989, SEARCH has worked with the Bureau of Justice Statistics to survey the state central repositories of criminal history records for an in-depth look into their systems and operations.