The 2018 recipient of the Michael Schooler Critical Infrastructure Award is Yuki Cruz of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC).
Mr. Cruz is a member of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and currently serves as an Infrastructure Protection Analysts for the NCRIC. Mr. Cruz holds a post-graduate degree in Urban Planning, and he has put that education to good use by writing two computer programs. One program is designed for use at SEAR-rated special events. It allows analysts to search multiple platforms with a single query. The second program allows a technician to apply a parameter to thousands of pucture before importing. The technician can ask the program to import photos of suspects with specific characteristics such as wearing a red shirt. Both of these programs have proven to be major time-savers for analysts.