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15Jan2021

Wyoming DCI Official Joins SEARCH Membership

SEARCH is pleased to welcome Ms. Allison Moore as Wyoming’s new representative to the SEARCH Membership Group.

Ms. Moore was appointed by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, effective January 7, 2021.

Ms. Moore is Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) for the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) within the State Attorney General’s Office.

The CJIS section includes these units: Criminal History Records (CCH), Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP), Sex Offender Registration (SOR), Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and Control Terminal (CT).

Ms. Moore succeeds Mr. Eric Wiltanger as Wyoming’s SEARCH representative. He had served in this role since 2017.

The SEARCH Membership Group, the governing body of 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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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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