The evening of July 29, Members, Staff and Guests took a break from the business of the 2014 SEARCH Annual Meeting to enjoy a reception at the Sheraton Salt Lake City to recognize recipients of SEARCH’s annual awards:
- the O.J. Hawkins Award, a practitioner honor that went to biometrics pioneer Peter T. Higgins, and
- the Cooper Meritorious Service Award, a Membership honor that went to Mr. David Steingraber, a SEARCH Member At-Large and Senior Policy Advisor, National Criminal Justice Association.
Also recognized that evening was Mr. Owen M. Greenspan, SEARCH Law and Policy Director, who will be retiring later this year following a 50-year career in law enforcement and justice policy, the last 19 years of which were with SEARCH. In addition, the SEARCH Chair recognized a number of SEARCH Members and Staff earlier in the day for years of service achieved in 2014.
During the two-day meeting July 29–30 in Salt Lake City, Utah, SEARCH Members, Staff and stakeholders from a variety of federal, state and local agencies and national organizations met to discuss a range of technical, operational and policy issues affecting justice information sharing.
SEARCH Chairman Francis X. Aumand III (left) presents a clock to SEARCH Law and Policy Director Owen M. Greenspan, in recognition of his pending retirement this fall following a 50-year career in law enforcement and criminal justice policy.
SEARCH Chairman Francis X. Aumand III (left) shakes the hand of biometrics pioneer Peter T. Higgins, after presenting him with SEARCH’s 2014 O.J. Hawkins Award.
Longtime SEARCH Member David Steingraber (right) accepts SEARCH’s 2014 Cooper Meritorious Service Award from Chairman Francis X. Aumand III. Mr. Steingraber was also honored for 10 years of service as a SEARCH Member.
SEARCH Staff Bonnie Maney, who represents SEARCH on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Public Safety Advisory Committee, provides Members with an update on FirstNet activities.
SEARCH Members Mr. Mike Lesko of Texas (left) and Captain Tom Turner of Virginia chat during a break in the Membership meeting.
SEARCH Members Lt. Ron Rivera of New Jersey (left) and Mr. Robert Merwine of Pennsylvania.
SEARCH Information Sharing Programs Director Mark Perbix (right) chats with two SEARCH Members At-Large (from left), Mr. David Steingraber and Mr. Dan Foro.
Dr. Howard N. Snyder, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, discusses BJS’s publication of a major national recidivism study.
Panelists Ms. Pat Nelson, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, and SEARCH Member Joseph Morrissey of New York discuss criminal history record improvement strategies.
SEARCH Executive Director Scott Came welcomes Members and guests to the Annual Meeting.
A panel discusses the development of SEARCH policy statements. From left: Government Affairs Director Kelly Harbitter, Law and Policy Director Owen Greenspan, At-Large Member Robert Wessels, Wyoming Member Dr. Natalie Chrastil, and Idaho Member Dawn Peck.
SEARCH’s Washington Member, Mr. Jim Anderson (left), accepts a plaque recognizing his 5 years of serve as a SEARCH Member from Chairman Francis X. Aumand III.
SEARCH’s North Carolina Member, Ms. Wendy Brinkley (left), accepts a plaque recognizing her 5 years of serve as a SEARCH Member from Chairman Francis X. Aumand III.
SEARCH’s Maryland Member, Mr. Ronald C. Brothers (left), accepts a plaque recognizing his 5 years of serve as a SEARCH Member from Chairman Francis X. Aumand III.
SEARCH’s Tennessee Member Brad Truitt (left) accepts an award recognizing his 10 years of service as a SEARCH Member from Chairman Francis X. Aumand III (center) and Executive Director Scott Came. At the end of the 2014 Annual Meeting, Mr. Truitt succeeded Mr. Aumand as Chair of the Membership Group and Board of Directors.