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01Feb2021

SEARCH Salutes Years of Service Honorees for 2020

At its 2021 Winter Membership Group Meeting, held virtually January 26-27, SEARCH formally recognized a Member and Staff who had reached years of service milestones in 2020.

SEARCH Chair Leslie Moore recognized Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Chung for 5 years of service as a governor-appointed SEARCH Member.  Lt. Col. Chung is Assistant Director of the Technical Services Division, Arizona Department of Public Safety.  He also serves on the SEARCH Board of Directors.

Staff recognized for years of service were:

  • Diane Chin, Administrative Assistant, 27 years.
  • David J. Roberts, Executive Director, 20 years.
  • Mark Perbix, who serves as both Director of Programs and Director of the Information Sharing Program, 15 years.
  • Timothy Lott, who serves as both Director of Operations and Director of High-Tech Crime Training Services, 10 years.
  • Michael Jacobson, Information Sharing Specialist, 10 years.

SEARCH thanks the honorees for their dedication and lengthy service.

Lt. Col. Timothy Chung

Diane Chin

David J. Roberts

Mark Perbix

Timothy Lott

Michael Jacobson

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Karen Lissy

Ms. Karen Lissy is a Justice Information Services Specialist for the Law and Policy Program of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. In this position, she provides assistance to state and local justice and public safety agencies to collect, curate, and use National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data and computerized criminal history record (CCH/CHRI) information for policy analysis and development.

She also guides justice and related organizations in how to craft and implement laws, policies, practices, and technology applications to effectively collect and use CCH and related justice/public safety data; address legal, policy, and regulatory issues associated with CCH data; better manage and operate criminal justice information and identification systems; and develop security and privacy policies that protect justice information sharing systems.

Ms. Lissy has nearly two decades of research and data analysis experience, having led projects and tasks in support of two agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Institute of Justice), as well as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and multiple foundations, including Ford, Annie E. Casey, and Hewlett. Prior to joining SEARCH in October 2020, Ms. Lissy served as a Social Science Researcher at RTI International, as a regional Crime Analyst for the Redmond (WA) Police Department, and as Director of a research program with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Beginning in 2012, Ms. Lissy’s work has focused on improving data in law enforcement to answer policy questions and improve community/police relations.

Ms. Lissy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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