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23Jan2018

SEARCH Welcomes New Members from Hawaii, Kentucky, and Wyoming

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SEARCH is pleased to welcome three new gubernatorial appointees to our Membership Group, representing the states of Hawaii, Kentucky, and Wyoming:

  • Christopher D.W. Young, Administrator of the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, Department of the Attorney General, was appointed December 6, 2017, by Hawaii Governor David C. Ige. The Data Center is responsible for the statewide criminal history record system (CJIS-Hawaii), automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), sex offender registry, and adult criminal conviction information website.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Medley, Director of the Technical Services Division, Kentucky State Police, was appointed October 16, 2017, by Kentucky Governor Matthew Bevin. Col. Medley oversees six state crime labs, the Criminal Identifications and Records Branch (which encompasses the state Sex Offender Registry, Criminal Records Dissemination/Processing, Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), AFIS, and more), the Communications Branch, and the Electronic Crime Branch.
  • Eric Wiltanger, Deputy Director of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Section, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, was appointed December 18, 2017, by Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead. The CJIS Section’s responsibilities include the computerized state criminal history system, sex offender registry, UCR, automated biometric identification system, concealed firearm permits, missing person clearinghouse, and operation of the Wyoming Criminal Justice Information Network.
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
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