Board of Directors

SEARCH’s 15-member Board of Directors, elected by the full Membership Group, provides general oversight and translates corporate goals and objectives into program directives and operating policies. Board Members serve 2-year terms, and include 11 State-appointed and 4 At-Large Members.


Brad Truitt

Mr. Brad Truitt

Director of Information Systems
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Vice Chair

Mr. Joseph N. Morrissey

Office of Criminal Justice Operations
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services


Mr. Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D.*

J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Ms. Julie Butler

General Services Division
Nevada Department of Public Safety

Mr. Daniel M. Foro*

Senior Advisor
New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute

Ms. Rickeya Franklin

Director Identification Division Bureau of Criminal Investigation Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Mr. Oded Galili

Deputy Director
Minnesota Justice Information Services
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Minn. Department of Public Safety


Mr. Robert Merwine

Office of Criminal Justice Sys. Improvements
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Ms. Leslie Moore

Information Services Division Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Ms. Dawn Peck

Bureau of Criminal Identification
Idaho State Police

Captain Ronald Rivera

Assistant Bureau Chief
State Bureau of Identification
Identification & Technology Section
New Jersey State Police

Mr. Matthew R. Ruel

Maine State Bureau of Identification
Maine State Police

Mr. David Steingraber*

Senior Policy Advisor
National Criminal Justice Association

Mr. Robert Wessels*

Vice Chair
Judicial Committee on Information Technology
State of Texas

Mr. Curtis M. Wood

Forensic Science and Technology
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

*At-Large Members