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Nevada Member Julie Butler is Elected SEARCH Vice Chair


Ms. Julie Butler

The SEARCH Membership Group has elected Ms. Julie Butler to serve as Vice Chair of the Membership Group and Board of Directors. The election was held January 23 during the Membership’s 2018 Winter Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ms. Butler is Administrator of the Records, Communications and Compliance Division (RCCD) in the Nevada Department of Public Services (DPS). The RCCD is responsible for the DPS Records Bureau, its communications centers in Carson City, Elko, and Las Vegas, and a statewide Warrants Unit. The Records Bureau has oversight of the state’s criminal history repository, state sex offender registry, firearms point of contact unit, training and auditing unit, and Uniform Crime Reporting program. In addition, Ms. Butler serves as the FBI’s CJIS Systems Officer (CSO) for the State of Nevada and also chairs the Western Identification Network (WIN) Board of Directors.

Ms. Butler was appointed to the SEARCH Membership in February 2014 by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. She has served on the Board of Directors since July 2014.

Ms. Butler will fulfill the remaining term of former SEARCH Vice Chair Joe Morrissey, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, who resigned from the SEARCH Membership in October 2017 to take a new job. The remaining term expires in July 2018.

SEARCH’s 15-member Board of Directors, elected by the full Membership Group, provides general oversight and translates corporate goals and objectives into program directives and operating policies. Board Members serve 2-year terms, and include 11 State-appointed and 4 At-Large Members.

The SEARCH Membership Group, which governs SEARCH, is comprised of one gubernatorial appointee from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories, as well as eight at-large appointees selected by SEARCH’s Chair. This national body of state-level professionals is widely representative of the various disciplines within the justice system, and many are responsible for operational decisions and policymaking concerning the management of criminal justice
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