Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Zygmont A. Pines has been appointed to serve on a national advisory board that influences federal policy on criminal justice operations and policies, according to a statement released by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC).

Pines was named to the 34-member Criminal Justice Information Services Advisory Policy Board, which meets twice annually. Comprised of a network of representatives from criminal justice agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada, the board provides guidance to the director of the federal Bureau of Investigation. The board’s service helps provide tactical law enforcement support and enhanced safety for law enforcement officers and citizens.