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03Aug2018

SEARCH 2018 Annual Meeting: Busy and Impactful

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SEARCH successfully wrapped up three days of discussions, presentations, workshops and information briefings at its 2018 Annual Meeting, held July 24–26, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, DC.

The meeting brought more than 100 attendees from states nationwide and the territory of Guam, representing state and federal justice agencies, private industry, and partner associations and organizations.

SEARCH recognized honorees of its top awards and Members and Staff for special achievements and years of service during ceremonies on Tuesday, July 24.

In addition, the Membership held elections for the Board of Directors,which resulted in the first female-led Board in SEARCH’s nearly 50-year history, with the installation of new Chair Leslie Moore and Vice Chair Julie Butler.

SEARCH thanks Captain Tricia Powers, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, who provided the host state welcome, and who arranged for the Virginia State Police Color Guard to conduct the flag presentation.

SEARCH also thanks its meeting Sponsors and the various companies, agencies, and individuals who participated in the three days of educational workshops and insightful discussions.

SEARCH’s 2019 Winter Membership Group Meeting is scheduled for January 8–10, 2019 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California. An event website will be available in September 2018.

2018 Annual Meeting – Final Agenda

SEARCH Administrative Assistant Diane Chin mans the registration table.


The Virginia State Police Color Guard presents the flag while Chair Brad Truitt leads the Pledge of Allegiance. He is joined at the dais by Executive Director David Roberts and Vice Chair Julie Butler.


SEARCH Members gathered in Washington, D.C. for their 2018 Annual Meeting.


Meeting Sponsors included Identification International, Inc.; here, their booth is staffed by Support Manager Catherine Stewart.

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