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Kentucky State Police CIO is Newest SEARCH Member

Major Shane Bates

Major Shane Bates

SEARCH welcomes a new governor appointee to its Membership Group, representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky: Major Shane Bates, Chief Information Officer, Technical Services Division, Kentucky State Police (KSP).

Major Bates is responsible for directing and coordinating the development and operation of computer-related systems for KSP; conducts cost analyses for computer hardware, software and vendor services; provides guidance for short and long-range planning for all technological-related needs, and represents the agency on various evaluation groups.

He also coordinates and manages activities of the following KSP branches: Criminal Identification and Records, Intelligence, Electronic Crime, Communications, and Computer Technologies.

Major Bates was appointed to SEARCH by Kentucky Governor Matthew G. Bevin effective May 16, 2016.

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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