The evening of July 28, Members, Staff, and Guests attending the 2015 SEARCH Annual Meeting took a break to enjoy a reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place to recognize recipients of SEARCH’s annual awards:
the O.J. Hawkins Award, a practitioner honor that went to longtime law enforcement and public safety leader Chief Harlin McEwen, and
the Cooper Meritorious Service Award, a Membership honor that went to Major Timothy McGrail, a former SEARCH Member who retired this year as Director of the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
In addition, the SEARCH Chair recognized a number of SEARCH Members and Staff earlier in the day for years of service achieved in 2015.
During the three-day meeting July 28–30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, SEARCH Members, Staff, and stakeholders from a variety of federal, state and local agencies and national organizations met to discuss a range of technical, operational and policy issues affecting justice information sharing. SEARCH Members also held elections for the Board of Directors.