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SEARCH is governed by a Membership Group that includes one gubernatorial appointee from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Members are primarily state-level justice officials responsible for operational decisions and policy on managing criminal justice and criminal history information, and related identification and telecommunications technology. The SEARCH Chair also selects eight At-large Members from government, organizations and academia. They provide a balanced representation of justice disciplines and bring special expertise and broad perspective to the Group. 

The SEARCH Membership meets twice a year to discuss and strategize on key policy, operational and technical issues that impact the information sharing/management responsibilities of local, state and tribal justice and public safety agencies. They then speak as a consensus voice of the States on those issues, bringing state concerns to national attention.

The Membership also—

  • provides valuable feedback on Federal initiatives
  • works with the states to implement national programs
  • identifies practical solutions to common justice information sharing challenges—which SEARCH Staff then implement at the Membership’s direction and oversight.

A 15-member Board of Directors is elected by, and leads, the SEARCH Membership Group.

Our Members

Alabama

W. Avery Morris, CLEE

Operations Commander
Criminal Justice Services Division
Alabama State Bureau of Investigation

Alaska

Stephanie Richard

Director
Division of Statewide Services
Alaska Department of Public Safety

Arizona

Lt. Colonel Timothy Chung

Assistant Director
Technical Services Division
Arizona Department of Public Safety

Arkansas

Brad Cazort

Director
Arkansas Crime Information Center

California

Amanda L. Ray*

Commissioner
California Highway Patrol

Colorado

Chris Andrist

Deputy Director
Criminal Justice Information Systems
Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Connecticut

Dane Silcox

Manager
Bureau of ID, Records, Crime Analysis
Connecticut Dept. of Emergency Services & Public Protection

Delaware

M. Lisa K. Voss

Assistant Director
State Bureau of Identification
Delaware State Police

Hawaii

Christopher D.W. Young

Administrator
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
Department of the Attorney General

Idaho

Leila McNeill

Chief
Criminal Identification Bureau
Idaho State Police

Illinois

Captain James Rosanova*

Chief
Bureau of Identification
Illinois State Police

Indiana

Major Robert D. Simpson

Assistant Chief of Staff
Communications and Information Systems
Indiana State Police

Iowa

Bret Braafhart

Assistant Director
Iowa Department of Public Safety

Kansas

Leslie Moore

Director
Information Services Division Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Kentucky

Lt. Col. Larry C. Newton, Jr.

Office of Technical Services
Kentucky State Police

Maine

Matthew R. Ruel

Director
Maine State Bureau of Identification Maine State Police

Maryland

Shawn Harrison*

Acting Director
Criminal Justice Information System-Central Repository
Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services

Massachusetts

Jamie Gagnon

Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services

Michigan

Michelle Kleckler

Division Director
Criminal Justice Information Center
Michigan State Police

Minnesota

Dana Gotz

Deputy Superintendent
Justice Information Services
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Mississippi

Captain Rusty Clark

Director
Criminal Information Center
Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Missouri

Major David A. (Tony) Flannigan

Commander
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Technical Services Bureau

Montana

Jason Bright

Supervisor
Criminal Records & Identification Services Section
Division of Criminal Investigation
Montana Department of Justice

Nebraska

Jeff Avey

Director
Criminal Identification Division
Nebraska State Patrol

Nevada

Erica Souza-Llamas

Administrator
Records, Communications and Compliance Division
Nevada State Police
Nevada Department of Public Safety

New Jersey

SFC Robert Schaffter

Unit Head
Criminal Records Integrity & Compliance Unit
Identification & Information Technology Section
New Jersey State Police

New York

Adam Dean

Director
Office of Criminal Justice Records
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

North Carolina

Ivy J. McMillan*

Special Agent In Charge
Criminal Information and Identification Section
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

North Dakota

Julie Spotts*

Administrative Staff Officer II
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Ohio

Beth Owens

Director of Identification
Bureau of Identification & Investigation
Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Oklahoma

Erin Henry

Division Director
Information Services Division
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Pennsylvania

Michael Pennington

Director
Office of Criminal Justice System Improvements
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Rhode Island

Lt. Col. Kevin M. Barry

Deputy Superintendent/Commanding Officer
Department of Public Safety
Rhode Island State Police

South Carolina

Major Charles M. Coats Jr.

Director, CJIS
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Tennessee

Yeselin Pendleton

Assistant Director
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Texas

Michelle D. Farris

Chief
Crime Records Division
Texas Department of Public Safety

Utah

Captain Greg Willmore

Director
Bureau of Criminal Identification
Utah Department of Public Safety

Virginia

Captain Matthew T. Patterson

Commander
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Virginia State Police

Washington

Jim Anderson

Commander
Criminal Records Division Washington State Patrol

West Virginia

Major Shallon Oglesby

Chief of Staff Services
West Virginia State Police

Wisconsin

Bradley Rollo

Director
Crime Information Bureau
Wisconsin Department of Justice

Wyoming

Allison Moore

Deputy Director, CJIS
Division of Criminal Investigation
Wyoming Attorney General’s Office

Pending Appointment: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Virgin Islands

At Large Appointees

Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D.

J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management Carnegie-Mellon University

Nelson O. Bunn, Jr.

Executive Director
National District Attorneys Association

Dan Foro

Senior Advisor
New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute

James P. Lynch, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland

Richard Schauffler

Principal
Justice Solutions

Jeffrey L. Sedgwick, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Bob Wessels

Vice Chair
Judicial Committee on Information Technology State of Texas

Members Emeritus

Hugh M. Collins, Ph.D. (Retired)

Judicial Administrator
Louisiana Supreme Court

Charles M. Friel, Ph.D. (Retired)

Professor
College of Criminal Justice Sam Houston State University

*Designated Alternate

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