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Public Access to Criminal History Information
Non-law enforcement, non-criminal justice agencies and individuals may receive records maintained by the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) through the methods outlined below. This service is often used to conduct background checks for licensing and employment screening. It also provides criminal background checks for personal inquiries.
Idaho code 67-3008 states “A person or private agency, or public agency, other than the department, shall not disseminate criminal history record information obtained from the department to a person or agency that is not a criminal justice agency or a court without a signed release of the subject of record or unless otherwise provided by law.”
Fingerprint Based Check
Information on how to obtain a fingerprint based check of a person against the fingerprint database.
Name Based Check
Information on how to obtain a non-fingerprint non-certified based check, based solely on the information provided in the name based check request.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is criminal history information? What if my record has charges that do not belong to me? Find answers to these questions and more…
Criminal History Checks Under the National Child Protection Act
The Idaho State Police (ISP), Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), has established a program pursuant to the National Child Protection Act to permit qualified entities to submit fingerprint cards on employees and volunteers to receive state and federal criminal history information, in order to promote a broader exchange of criminal history information for purposes of assisting entities that provide care, treatment, education, training, instruction, supervision or recreation to children, the elderly or individuals with disabilities. The state and national criminal history record checks can help screen volunteers and employees associated with these entities and could help prevent the abuse of those served by the entities.