Membership Group

SEARCH is governed by a Membership Group that includes one gubernatorial appointee from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Members are primarily state-level justice officials responsible for operational decisions and policy on managing criminal justice and criminal history information, and related identification and telecommunications technology. The SEARCH Chair also selects eight At-large Members from government, organizations and academia. They provide a balanced representation of justice disciplines and bring special expertise and broad perspective to the Group. Learn more

Our Members

Alabama

Maury Mitchell
Director
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

Alaska

Kathryn M. Monfreda*
Bureau Chief
Criminal Records & Identification Bureau Statewide Services Department Alaska Department of Public Safety

Arizona

Lt. Colonel Jeffrey E. Raynor
Assistant Director
Technical Services Division Arizona Department of Public Safety

Arkansas

Jay B. Winters
Director
Arkansas Crime Information Center

California

Linda K. Denly
Chief
Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigative Services Division of Justice Information Services California Department of Justice

Colorado

Karl W. Wilmes
Deputy Director
Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Connecticut

Michael Lawlor
Under Secretary
Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Delaware

Renee Rigby
Assistant Director
State Bureau of Identification Delaware State Police

Florida

Donna M. Uzzell
Director
Criminal Justice Information Services Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Georgia

Terri Fisher
Director
Georgia Crime Information Center Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Hawaii

Liane Moriyama
Administrator
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center Department of the Attorney General

Idaho

Dawn A. Peck
Bureau of Criminal Identification Manager
Idaho State Police

Illinois

Lt. John Rattigan*
Bureau of Identification Illinois State Police

Indiana

Major Michael White
Assistant Chief of Staff
Communications and Information Services Indiana State Police

Iowa

Gerard F. Meyers
Assistant Director
Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Criminal Investigation

Kansas

Leslie Moore
Director
Information Services Division Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Kentucky

Lt. Col. Brad Bates
Director
Technical Services Division Kentucky State Police

Maine

Matthew R. Ruel
Director
Maine State Bureau of Identification Maine State Police

Maryland

Carole J. Shelton*
Director, CJIS Central Repository
Information Technology & Communications Division Maryland Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services

Massachusetts

Curtis M. Wood
Undersecretary
Forensic Science and Technology Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Michigan

Dawn T. Brinningstaull
Director
Criminal Justice Information Center Michigan State Police

Minnesota

Oded Galili
Deputy Director
Minnesota Justice Information Services Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Missouri

Maj. Timothy McGrail
Commander
Technical Services Bureau Missouri State Highway Patrol

Montana

Eleanor Cooperider
Criminal Records Business Analyst
Criminal Investigations Criminal Records and Identification Services Montana Department of Justice

Nebraska

Lt. John J. Shelton
Nebraska Information Analysis Center Nebraska State Patrol

Nevada

Julie Butler
Administrator
General Services Division Nevada Department of Public Safety

New Hampshire

Jeffrey Kellett
Chief Administrator
Criminal Records Unit New Hampshire State Police

New Jersey

Lt. Ronald Rivera
Assistant Bureau Chief
State Bureau of Identification Identification & Technology Section New Jersey State Police

New York

Joseph N. Morrissey
Director
Office of Criminal Justice Operations New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

North Carolina

Wendy L. Brinkley
Special Agent in Charge
Special Operations Division North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

North Dakota

Judy Volk
Information Services Manager
Bureau of Criminal Investigation North Dakota Office of Attorney General

Ohio

Rickeya N. Franklin
Director
Identification Division Bureau of Criminal Investigation Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Oklahoma

Dave Page
Director
Information Services Division Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Pennsylvania

Robert Merwine
Director
Office of Criminal Justice System Improvements Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

South Dakota

Delton Tipton
Manager
Law Enforcement Telecommunication System South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications

Tennessee

Brad Truitt
Director of Information Systems
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Texas

Mike Lesko
Deputy Assistant Director
Crime Records Service Texas Department of Public Safety

Utah

Alice Moffat
Division Director
Bureau of Criminal Identification Utah Department of Public Safety

Vermont

Francis X. Aumand III
Deputy Commissioner
Vermont Department of Public Safety

Virginia

Captain Thomas W. Turner
Division Commander
Criminal Justice Information Services Division Virginia State Police

Washington

Jim Anderson
Commander
Criminal Records Division Washington State Patrol

Wyoming

Natalie A. Chrastil, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Criminal Justice Information Systems Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation

 

At Large Appointees

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 Carnegie-Mellon University
Mr. Daniel M. Foro
Senior Advisor
New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute
David Steingraber
Senior Policy Advisor
National Criminal Justice Association
James Buckley
Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security
Phillip Stevenson, Ph.D.
Director
Statistical Analysis Center Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
Robert Wessels
Vice Chair
Judicial Committee on Information Technology State of Texas

 

Members Emeritus

Charles M. Friel, Ph.D. (Retired)
Professor
College of Criminal Justice Sam Houston State University
Hugh M. Collins, Ph.D. (Retired)
Judicial Administrator
Louisiana Supreme Court


*Designated Alternate