SEARCH: Celebrating 40 Years of Leadership

Justice, Public Safety and Beyond


Since the beginning of organized governments in America, state and local justice agencies have been confronted with the need to exchange information with other local agencies, state agencies, agencies in other states, or with the federal government.

Beginning in 1969, SEARCH has maintained a leading role in identifying the challenges and issues that governmental agencies face and then developing solutions for those information management problems.

2009 marked SEARCH's 40-year anniversary! Special events to celebrate for this milestone anniversary were held, both in Sacramento, California, in April 2009, and in Washington, D.C., in November 2009.

SEARCH was also recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives, which passed House Resolution 851 to honor our four decades of contributions to justice and public safety nationally, including "for accomplishments to promote information sharing and identification solutions for first responders and law enforcement officers, and for the protection of privacy and citizens' rights."