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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

*Designated Alternate

Alaska

Lisa Purinton*

Special Assistant to the Commissioner
Alaska Department of Public Safety

Arkansas

Jeffery G. Long

Director
Arkansas Crime Information Center

Colorado

Ross Sibley*

Assistant 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

Philip D. Higdon

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

Nicole Mattox*

Assistant Administrator
Information Services Division
Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Kentucky

Lt. Col. Larry C. Newton, Jr.

Office of Technical Services
Kentucky State Police

Louisiana

Captain Adam Albright

Commander
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information
Louisiana State Police

Maine

Matthew R. Ruel

Director
Maine State Bureau of Identification Maine State Police

Massachusetts

Jamie Gagnon

Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services

Michigan

Michelle Kleckler

Division Director
Criminal Justice Information Center
Michigan State Police

Minnesota

Lisa LaBarre

Product Manager 
Criminal History and Biometrics Information Systems 
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 
Minnesota Department of Public Safety 

Missouri

Major Christopher S. Jolly

Commander
Technical Services Bureau
Missouri State Highway Patrol

Montana

Jason Bright

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

Nebraska

Daniel McEowen*

Business Systems Analyst/Coordinator
Nebraska State Patrol

Nevada

Erica Souza-Llamas

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

New Hampshire

Christine M. Shea

Chief Administrator
Criminal Records Unit
New Hampshire State Police

New Jersey

Major Michael Buray

Commanding Officer
Identification and Information Technology Section
New Jersey State Police

New York

Adam Dean

Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Innovation
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

Steven Harstad

Chief Agent
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Identification

Ohio

Zahid Saddiqi*

Chief Counsel
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Ohio Attorney General's Office

Oklahoma

Erin Henry

Division Director
Information Services Division
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Pennsylvania

Lieutenant Earl Rhoades

Director
Criminal Records and Identification Division
Pennsylvania 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

Jason Ricks

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

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: Alabama, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia

At-Large Appointees

Shawn D. Bushway, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Administration and Policy
Professor of Criminal Justice
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
State University of New York at Albany

Paul Embley

Chief Information Officer
Nevada Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts

Dan Foro

Senior Advisor
New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute

Linda Rosenberg

Member
Pennsylvania Board of Parole

Richard Schauffler

Principal
Justice Solutions

Jeffrey L. Sedgwick, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Justice Information Resource Network

Bob Wessels

Vice Chair
Judicial Committee on Information Technology State of Texas

Members Emeritus

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

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

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