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15Oct2018

New Utah Representative Joins SEARCH Membership

By SEARCH

SEARCH is pleased to welcome a new gubernatorial appointee to our Membership Group, representing the State of Utah: Mr. Greg Willmore, Director of the Bureau of Criminal Identification, Utah Department of Public Safety.

Mr. Willmore was appointed September 12, 2018, by Utah Governor Gary Herbert. He succeeds Ms. Alice Moffatt, who had served on the SEARCH Membership since 2013.

The Utah BCI is responsible for:

  • Entering, updating, and maintaining data in the Utah Computerized Criminal History (UCCH) file for all submitted criminal arrests and the outcome of these arrests.
  • Determining eligibility for expungements and issuing eligibility certificates.
  • Employment/licensing background checks for qualifying entities.
  • Verifying all fingerprints that are submitted to BCI for criminal purposes or as part of an employment or licensing application process.
  • Maintaining a computerized fingerprint database.
  • Operating a 24x7x365 help line for all criminal justice agencies statewide and across the country.
  • Auditing agencies for compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and guidelines.
  • Gathering and compiling of statewide statistics and producing the annual Crime in Utah (CIU) report.
  • Managing Missing Person Clearing House and AMBER Alert for Utah.
  • Assisting citizens wishing to review or challenge their own Utah criminal record.
  • Administering Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP), Private Investigator, and Bail Enforcement Agent licenses.
  • Conducting background checks on individuals wishing to purchase a firearm.
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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