Montana Governor Appoints Eleanor Cooperider to SEARCH Membership

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Eleanor Cooperider
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has appointed Ms. Eleanor Cooperider to be the state's representative on the SEARCH Membership Group, effective April 5, 2013. Ms. Cooperider works within the Montana Department of Justice as the Business Operations Supervisor of the Criminal Records and Identification Services Section.

Ms. Cooperider has been serving as Montana's Interim Representative on the Membership Group since 2009, when the position was vacated by Mr. William Griffenberg.

The Criminal Records and Identification Services Section resides under the large umbrella of the Investigative Support Bureau. It collects and stores criminal history information, provides fingerprint identification, and disseminates the information to law enforcement agencies and other authorized users. The section also manages the state Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).