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

Daniel Urquhart
Deputy Director
Information Bureau
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Alaska

Kathryn M. Monfreda
Acting Director
Department of Statewide Services
Alaska Department of Public Safety

Arizona

Lt. Colonel Timothy Chung
Assistant Director
Technical Services Division
Arizona Department of Public Safety

Arkansas

Jay B. Winters
Director
Arkansas Crime Information Center

California

Commissioner Joseph Farrow
California Highway Patrol

Colorado

Chris Andrist*

Deputy Director
Criminal Justice Information Systems
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
Special Agent in Charge, Statewide Investigative Services
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
Communication and Information Services Indiana State Police

Iowa

Mitchell Mortvedt
Assistant Director
Division of Criminal Investigation
Iowa Department of Public Safety

Kansas

Leslie Moore
Director
Information Services Division Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Kentucky

Major Shane Bates
Chief Information Officer
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
Justice Information Services
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Missouri

Major Sarah L. Eberhard

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

Tony Loth*
Research Manager
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

Major Brandon Gray
Commanding Officer
Identification & Information 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

Wyatt Pettengill
Assistant Special Agent In Charge
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

North Dakota

Molly Goebel*
Director
North Dakota Criminal Justice Information Sharing

Ohio

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

Oklahoma

Bryan Rizzi
Assistant Division 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 Carolina

Major Jennie M. Temple
Criminal Justice Information Services South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

South Dakota

Chad Mosteller*

Supervisory Special Agent
Identification Section
South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation

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

Dean Hamel*
Director of Information Technology
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

Jeff Cullen*
CJIS Supervisor
Criminal Justice Information Services
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
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

Membership Group

The SEARCH Membership meets twice a year to discuss and strategize on key policy, operational and technical issues that impact the information sharing/management responsibilities of local, state and tribal justice and public safety agencies. They then speak as a consensus voice of the States on those issues, through policy statements and resolutions that bring state concerns to national attention.

The Membership also—

A 15-member Board of Directors is elected by, and leads, the SEARCH Membership Group.

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