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SEARCH Gears up for Annual Meeting in 5 Weeks

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The countdown is on for SEARCH’s 2022 Annual Membership Group Meeting, which takes place July 19–21, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, CO – and we’re busy booking speakers, organizing workshops, and finalizing event plans.

Visit the 2022 Annual Meeting site to:

  • Register to attend, either in-person or virtually via the Zoom platform.
  • Make online reservations at the Grand Hyatt Denver. The deadline for hotel reservations is in two weeks – Monday, June 27.
  • Check out details of the Agenda.
  • Explore the popular landmarks close to the meeting venue.

Our 2022 Annual Meeting will feature addresses by federal and state officials and organizational partners, as well as workshops geared to state criminal history repository administrators, updates on legislative activities, elections to the SEARCH Board of Directors, and more. We are also hosting an awards reception and dinner to recognize 2021 and 2022 recipients of SEARCH’s top honors. 

Featured speakers who lead state and federal bureaus are:

Mr. John Camper, Director, Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Dr. Nancy La Vigne, Director, National Institute of Justice

Mr. Karhlton Moore, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.

Ms. Doris James, Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.

Speakers from partner organizations include:

  • Mr. Thomas Abt, Director, National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Jeffrey Sedgwick, Executive Director, Justice Research and Statistics Association, who also serves as a SEARCH At-Large Member
  • Ms. Kate Silhol, CIO, Nlets.

Other speakers include Congressional staff, officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and public safety consultants:

  • Mr. Alexander Chanock, Legislative Counsel, Office of U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-MD)
  • Mr. Dion Bright and Ms. Riley Combs, State Criminal History Record Information Improvement Team, CJIS Division, FBI
  • Ms. JoAnn Garrison and Ms. Teresa Henderson, Liaison Specialists, NICS Business Unit, FBI
  • Ms. Erica Smith, Unit Chief, Law Enforcement Incident-Based Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Ben Bawden, Partner, and Ms. Melissa Nee, Government Affairs Director, Brooks Bawden Moore.

The meeting also features sessions led by governor-appointed and At-Large representatives of the SEARCH Membership Group:

  • SEARCH Chair Leslie Moore, Director, Information Services Division, Kansas Bureau of Investigation
  • SEARCH Vice Chair Lisa Voss, Assistant Director, State Bureau of Identification, Delaware State Police
  • Mr. Jason Bright, Supervisor, Criminal Records & Identification Service Section, Montana Department of Justice
  • Mr. Jeff Avey, Director, Criminal Identification Division, Nebraska State Patrol
  • Ms. Leila McNeill, Chief, Criminal Identification Bureau, Idaho State Police
  • Major David Flannigan, Commander, Technical Services Bureau, Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Looking ahead, SEARCH’s 2023 Winter Membership Group Meeting takes place January 24–26, 2023, at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, Washington. We hope you’ll join us!

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