Indiana Governor Appoints Captain Michael White to SEARCH Membership Group
Indiana Governor Michael R. Pence appointed Captain Michael White to serve as Indiana’s representative on the SEARCH Membership Group, effective April 8, 2014.
Captain White is the Assistant Chief of Staff, Communications and Information Systems, for the Indiana State Police. He is also Commander of the Records Division, which gathers, maintains and disseminates criminal history data on individuals arrested within the state. As the department’s central repository, the division is responsible for firearms licensing, maintaining vehicle crash records, and processing criminal background checks.
Captain White serves as the chairman of the Indiana Data and Communications System (IDACS) committee. The committee manages and controls the IDACS, a computerized law enforcement/criminal justice communications and information storage and retrieval system. This system interfaces with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the International Justice and Public Safety Network (Nlets).
SEARCH is pleased to announce that effective June 15, 2014, our Indiana Member, Michael White, was promoted to Major within the Indiana State Police. Major White continues to serve as Assistant Chief of Staff responsible for Communication and Information Systems.The SEARCH Membership Group, which governs SEARCH, is comprised of one gubernatorial appointee from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories, 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.
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