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Membership Interaction

Information and idea generation. Sharing and consensus-building. SEARCH’s strength is our ability to engage justice stakeholders in valuable face-to-face and virtual peer networking.

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Best Practices
& Solutions

Our ability to evolve Member-identified needs from research, to policy and technical solution development, then on to implementation, distinguishes us from other organizations.

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Research &
Information Sharing

SEARCH provides thought leadership to the justice information sharing community by conducting detailed research, analysis and fact finding to explore key justice issues.

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Education & Outreach

SEARCH educates, influences and advocates the states’ issues, ideas and positions to a variety of decision-makers, peers and partners in the justice information sharing community.

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innovative and timely knowledge, information, best practices,
services and solutions for justice information sharing.

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High-Tech Crime Investigations

Networks Child Exploitation
Social Media Mobile Devices IRC
Volatile Data Legal Issues

Criminal History Records

Auditing Practices Compact Council
Firearms Background Checks
Disposition Reporting
Repository Quality Assurance
Surveys of State Systems

Justice Information

Data Modeling GRA NIEM GFIPM
OJBC Enterprise Strategic Planning
Data Architecture Privacy Policy

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  Government Affairs

Learn how SEARCH supports information sharing for state, local, tribal and Federal justice, public safety and homeland security organizations through our Government Affairs program.

  Latest News


Policy Toolkit Helps Agencies When Procuring Data-Generating Technologies

To provide concrete guidance to police chiefs and agencies as they navigate the process of acquiring data-generating police technologies, the Criminal Justice Program at Harvard and Stanford Criminal Justice Center have released Emerging Police Technology: A Policy Toolkit.


Connecticut State Police Official Joins SEARCH Membership Group

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has appointed Mr. Dane Silcox, Manager of the State Police Bureau of Identification, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), to the SEARCH Membership.


Photos from the 2020 Winter Membership Group Meeting

On January 28–30, SEARCH Members, Staff, Sponsors and stakeholders from federal, state and local agencies and national organizations met in Columbia, South Carolina, for SEARCH’s 2020 Winter Membership Group Meeting.