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SEARCH provides technical, policy and operational assistance to justice and public safety agencies throughout the country. We assist:

Individual local, regional, tribal and state agencies
law enforcement, public safety, fire, EMS, prosecution, courts, detention, corrections, probation, criminal history record repositories, and more...
Multidisciplinary groups of agencies
Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) program participants, fusion centers, child advocacy centers, justice health care providers, public health, social services, and more...

We provide assistance:

On-site. We travel to you for face-to-face interaction.
In-house. We assist you via phone and email.

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Whether you're investigating online crime, planning for incident response or looking for ways to share justice information more effectively, our training is designed with one objective in mind: to provide you the tools, resources and knowledge you need in order to accomplish your goals. We offer 2 methods of training:

Instructor-Led Training
Classroom or onsite (we bring it to you)
Hands-on, face-to-face instruction
Ready-to-learn environment
We tailor the class to your team's needs
Self-Paced, Online Training
Offer convenience
Save time and money
Fit into your schedule

Find the training you need in these three focus areas:
High-Tech Crime Investigations
Public Safety & Emergency Communications
Justice Information Sharing

Karen Lissy

Ms. Karen Lissy is a Justice Information Services Specialist for the Law and Policy Program of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. In this position, she provides assistance to state and local justice and public safety agencies to collect, curate, and use National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data and computerized criminal history record (CCH/CHRI) information for policy analysis and development.

She also guides justice and related organizations in how to craft and implement laws, policies, practices, and technology applications to effectively collect and use CCH and related justice/public safety data; address legal, policy, and regulatory issues associated with CCH data; better manage and operate criminal justice information and identification systems; and develop security and privacy policies that protect justice information sharing systems.

Ms. Lissy has nearly two decades of research and data analysis experience, having led projects and tasks in support of two agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Institute of Justice), as well as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and multiple foundations, including Ford, Annie E. Casey, and Hewlett. Prior to joining SEARCH in October 2020, Ms. Lissy served as a Social Science Researcher at RTI International, as a regional Crime Analyst for the Redmond (WA) Police Department, and as Director of a research program with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Beginning in 2012, Ms. Lissy’s work has focused on improving data in law enforcement to answer policy questions and improve community/police relations.

Ms. Lissy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.