Iowa Governor Appoints Gerard Meyers to SEARCH Membership
Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad appointed Mr. Gerard F. Meyers to serve as Iowa’s representative on the SEARCH Membership Group, effective August 26, 2014.
Mr. Meyers is Assistant Director of the Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS). He oversees the division’s criminal history section, which includes fingerprints, records and information sharing systems.
Mr. Meyers replaces DPS official David Jobes, who had served as Iowa’s SEARCH Member from March 2011 to May 2014.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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