Division of Criminal Justice Services

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Accessing Criminal History Records

DCJS allows individuals to obtain and review their own criminal history record, commonly known as a rap sheet, for the purpose of challenging the accuracy and completeness of that record; this process is known as a personal record review.

Individuals may also request a copy of their own criminal history record for personal use. If no record exists, a statement to that effect will be provided.

Please note: The media and others cannot request criminal history records/rap sheets for another person. Access to New York State criminal history record information maintained by DCJS is only permitted if there is a state regulation or law, federal law or local law of a New York State village, town, city or county that specifically authorizes a fingerprint-based criminal history record check for employment or licensing.

Staff are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.

Crime Reporting by Police Departments and Sheriffs’ Offices

Incident Based Reporting: infonysibr@dcjs.ny.gov
Uniform Crime Reporting: infonysucr@dcjs.ny.gov

DCJS Employment

Office of Human Resources Management

Phone: 518-485-1704
dcjshrm@dcjs.ny.gov

Fingerprint Submissions

State Identification Bureau

Phone: 518-457-6061 for questions about fingerprints submitted to DCJS (arrest, employment or licensing).

Forensic Services

DNA Databank, Commission on Forensic Science, and Laboratory Accreditation Program

Phone: 518-457-1901
Fax: 518-457-9384
Email: forensics@dcjs.ny.gov

Freedom of Information Law Requests

Please note: The media and others cannot request criminal history records/rap sheets for another person. Access to New York State criminal history record information maintained by DCJS is only permitted if there is a state regulation or law, federal law or local law of a New York State village, town, city or county that specifically authorizes a fingerprint-based criminal history record check for employment or licensing.

Funding and Grants

Office of Program Development and Funding

Administration: 518-457-8462
Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (Byrne/JAG): 518-457-8422
Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Grants: 518-457-8404
State Aid Programs: 518-485-9905
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grants: 518-457-9726
Youth Justice: 518-457-3670
Email: funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Law Enforcement Training, Accreditation and Support

Phone: 518-457-2667
Office of Public Safety program-specific e-mail addresses

Media

Phone: 518-457-8828
Janine.Kava@dcjs.ny.gov or pressinfo@dcjs.ny.gov

Missing Persons Clearinghouse

Phone: 800-346-3543
missingpersons@dcjs.ny.gov

Reports, Research and Statistics

Phone: 518-457-7301
dcjsstats@dcjs.ny.gov

Sex Offender Registry

Search Requests: 800-262-3257
Phone: 518-417-3384
SORRequests@dcjs.ny.gov

Sex Offender Registry

Search Requests: 800-262-3257
Phone: 518-417-3384
SORRequests@dcjs.ny.gov

Staff are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.

All Other Inquiries

Please email dcjs.sm.legal@dcjs.ny.gov for all other inquiries.