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InterConnect Committee

The InterConnect Committee Members are responsible for working with DataWorks Plus to organize the annual users' conference. The committee roles and their responsibilities are below.

  • President: Shall have the lead duties of directing focus of the overall conference and venues provided.   Shall work with designee of DataWorks Plus to coordinate conference events, agenda, dates, times, etc. Term of President shall be one year.
  • Vice Presidents: Shall support President.  After two years as VP, shall inherit the office of President.  Shall be responsible for assisting in gathering users to the conference, assist in location planning, and working directly with host hotel.  Shall be responsible for implementing General Session Schedule.
  • Product Chairs: Shall be responsible for communicating the User Group’s suggestions for product improvement, enhancement, and bug fixes to a DataWorks Plus designee. Shall share product success stories from the User Group to help DataWorks Plus know how the product can be used in multiple applications with a focus of improving the product and develop new technology.
  • Secretary: Shall be responsible for acting as a secretary and documenting outcomes of meetings and decisions and reporting both to InterConnect officers and DataWorks Plus designee.  Term shall be for one year.

2022 InterConnect Committee

The members of the InterConnect Committee responsible for this year's conference are listed below.


West Coast VPPresident

Andy Parker, Assistant Director - Raleigh/Wake CCBI (NC)

Andy Parker is currently the Assistant Director of the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) in charge of the Investigations Division. He began his law enforcement career in 1988 with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a Criminal Justice Information Technician and ascended to the position of Fingerprint Analyst. In 1995, he joined the Tallahassee Police Department as a Forensic Specialist where he specialized in the forensic disciplines of Latent Fingerprint Analysis, Footwear Analysis, Forensic Entomology and Crime Scene Investigation. In 2002, Assistant Director Parker accepted a position as a Latent Print/Footwear Examiner with the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification. While at CCBI, Mr. Parker has occupied the position of Latent Fingerprint/Footwear Forensic Examiner, Latent Print Unit Supervisor, Assistant Director of the Investigations Division, Assistant Director of the Identification Division and Assistant Director of the Crime Laboratory Division.

Assistant Director Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Criminology/Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the North Carolina State University's Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Regional Command College. Assistant Director Parker is also the recipient of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association's (FBILEEDA) Trilogy Leadership Award. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Session 262. 

Currently, Assistant Director Parker is a member of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI). He is a past-President of the NCIAI and sat on that Association's Board of Directors for many years. He has held a position on the International Association for Identification's Footwear Sub-Committee, as well as being a member of the International Association for Identification's Footwear Certification Committee.

Assistant Director Parker is guest lecturer at Methodist University, East Carolina University and North Carolina State University. He is also an instructor with the Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratory's Evidence Collection and Technology Program, and a published author who contributed to a Forensic Entomology resource publication entitled, “Forensic Entomology, The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations.”



West Coast VPEast Coast Vice President

Kim Dowling, Photographer - Michigan State Police (MI)

Kim Dowling holds a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and an Associate in Applied Science from Lansing Community College in Photographic Imaging. She has worked for the Michigan State Police as the departmental Photographer since 2010, and is currently working under the Biometrics and Identification Division. Kim maintains the Digital Crime Scene Repository for MSP, all historical crime scene and department photographs. Michigan State Police is one of the first agencies to implement Dataworks Plus Mobile Crimescene Application for cell phones and Kim was involved in the launch, training, and continued maintenance of this new system for MSP.


Aside from the crimescene repository, she also photographs portraits and events for MSP. She has been working as a freelance landscape and portrait photographer for over 15 years. Her photographs have appeared in local print media as well as nationally in publications such as American Police Beat, Law Officer, and The Knot magazines.




West Coast VPWest Coast Vice President

Ryan Petta, IT Analyst - Sacramento County Sheriff's Office (CA)

Ryan Petta is an IT Analyst for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.  He started with Sacramento County in 2007 at the Department of Technology.  In 2011 he accepted a position with the Sheriff’s Office and in 2013 he was promoted to the Cal-ID team.  Since then, his team has overseen the replacement of legacy hardware and software and have replaced it with a modern AFIS and mugshot system.


Outside of work he is married and has two children.  He grew up in Sacramento, attended college in San Diego and later lived in Maryland for 2 years before returning back to Sacramento California where he grew up.





Jessica Gutierrez, Crime Analyst - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (CA)

Jessica Gutierrez has been a Crime Analyst with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since 2017. She currently works at the Norwalk Sheriff Station. Her responsibilities include preparing various crime analysis reports such as crime bulletins, crime maps, statistical reports, crime series/trend reports, and other analytical products, and providing investigative support to detectives and patrol. She frequently uses the DataWorks Digital PhotoManager and FACE Plus systems to identify suspects. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Long Beach.





Product ChairProduct Chair: LiveScan Plus, Digital PhotoManager, Inmate Tracking

Bonnie Harrell, Civil Unit Manager - Raleigh/Wake CCBI (NC)

Bonnie Harrell has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She began her career with Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification in January 2014 as an Identification Technician and has been the Civil Unit Manager since February 2016. Her primary duties are to maintain staffing, quality of work, and functionality of equipment within the Civil ID Unit. PhotoManager and LiveScans are used in the Civil Unit to obtain the fingerprints and demographic information for civilian background checks. The Civil Unit also assists the Criminal Identification Unit in obtaining fingerprints, mugshots, and DNA collection for juvenile processing.





Product ChairProduct Chair: Digital CrimeScene

Melissa Southern, Forensic Photographer - Raleigh/Wake CCBI (NC)

Melissa Southern has been the Forensic Photographer for the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification in Raleigh, NC since June 2004. Her primary duties include training crime scene agents in the use of their camera equipment; maintaining the camera equipment; receiving, tracking, and maintaining the integrity of all photographs and videos that the crime scene agents take at crime scenes; acting as the database administrator for DataWorks Plus Digital Crime Scene; responding to crime scenes to provide advanced photographic services; providing the photographs and videos to other law enforcement agencies and to the District Attorney’s Office; creating court display for the District Attorney’s Office; performing the duties of the Evidence Technician in Evidence Receiving as necessary, and providing video processing and facial recognition and comparison services to law enforcement. Melissa was the first International Association for Identification Certified Forensic Photographer in North Carolina. She is a member of IAI and Nikon Professional Services. Melissa taught independent photography workshops from 2005-2019 and is routinely sought by photography clubs as a presenter and contest judge.


Melissa was previously employed as an assistant photographer at Albion Associates, a commercial photography studio, in High Point, NC. She has also been employed as a Photo Lab Technician with Qualex, a subsidiary of Kodak, where she was responsible for the development and processing of negatives and photographs, tracking the workload and orders, mixing chemicals for the machine, and maintaining the machine.


Melissa completed internships at Viewpoint Studios, a commercial photography studio, in High Point, NC and at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Melissa has a Bachelor of Art Degree in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an Associate’s Degree in Photography with a concentration in Biomedical Photography from Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC.




product chair - dcsProduct Chair: NIST Manager Plus, Biometrics, Facial Recognition

Stephanie Trott, Systems Administrator - Riverside County Sheriff's Department (CA)

Stephanie is currently the Systems Administrator for the Riverside Sheriff CALID Unit. Stephanie started her career working with Orange County District Attorney back in 2008, providing support to the courts, Grand Jury, and District Attorneys.


When Stephanie first arrived at the Sheriff’s Department in 2013, she worked in the Technical Services Bureau. She now supports the Biometric Unit and works with Mobile Identification, Facial Recognition, LiveScans, Jail Bookings, DUI Checkpoints, large events like Coachella and Stagecoach, and provides training and support to a large department of about 4,000 users.


Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Security and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

product chair - dcsProduct Chair: Mobile ID

Sean Fillmore, Detective - Ventura County Sheriff's Office (CA)

Sean Fillmore is currently assigned as a Detective with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office in their East County Investigations Bureau. Sean started with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office in 2012 in the Detention Services Division. Sean has a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from Columbia Southern University. Sean is a member of the department's Technology Committee and was responsible for the procurement and implementation of their Mobile ID program. Sean is actively involved in IT related projects throughout the department.