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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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The premier resource for collecting, sharing, and analyzing
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


U.S. Rep. Matsui Introduces House Resolution Honoring SEARCH’s 50th Anniversary

On July 18, 2019, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced House Resolution 503 (H.Res. 503), which recognizes and honors the 50th anniversary of SEARCH.


2019 Annual Meeting Marks 50th Anniversary of SEARCH; Celebrates Leaders and Champions from Past 5 Decades

SEARCH held its 2019 Annual Meeting July 22 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, DC—and the highlight of the abbreviated, one-day meeting was a commemoration of SEARCH’s 50th Anniversary.


2019 SEARCH Symposium Recap

The 2019 SEARCH Symposium on Justice Information Technology, Policy and Research went off without a hitch last month in Washington, DC—and speaker presentations, photos and news clips from the events are now available to download or view.