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Nevada Governor Appoints DPS Official to SEARCH Membership


Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has appointed Ms. Julie Butler to serve as the state’s representative on the SEARCH Membership Group, effective February 12, 2014. 

Ms. Butler is Administrator of the General Services Division in the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS). The Division is responsible for operating the state’s repository of criminal history records, as well as its Brady point-of-sale firearms background check program, sex offender registry, Uniform Crime Reporting program, and more. The Division is the liaison between the State of Nevada and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for fingerprint submissions required by State or Federal law for employment or licensing. 

Ms. Butler fills a vacancy on the Membership. 

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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