Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Major Robert D. (Rob) Simpson to serve as Indiana’s new representative to the SEARCH Membership Group.
Major Simpson is Assistant Chief of Staff / Communications and Information Systems for the Indiana State Police (ISP). He was appointed to SEARCH effective November 23, 2021.
As A/CS, Major Simpson coordinates all matters regarding information technology and communications for the State Police. He has two divisions under his authority:
- The Criminal Justice Data Division handles the Indiana Criminal History Repository, the Indiana License to Carry a Handgun Program, the Indiana Data and Communication System (IDACS), and the Indiana Vehicle Crash Records Program.
- The Communication Division oversees the Regional Dispatch Centers and radio communications.
The previous SEARCH governor-appointee from Indiana was ISP Major Larry C. Jenkins, who served from 2019 until his retirement in August 2021.
SEARCH Members and Staff welcome Major Simpson to the Membership Group.