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New Hampshire Criminal Records

New Hampshire Criminal, Inmate & Background Check Information At Corrections & Police Departments

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Where To Access Criminal Records In New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Patrol

About This Office:

The Criminal Records Unit, which falls under the Support Services Bureau, a division of the New Hampshire State Police, is responsible for maintaining the state’s Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Repository. The Criminal Records Unit is also responsible for the Uniform Crime Reporting System, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and the sex offender registry.

Criminal Records At This Office:

Individuals can request New Hampshire criminal records in person at the public counter by presenting government issued photo identification (for personal requests) and paying the $25 fee. Mailed requests require the appropriate form to be filled out and be notarized whether you’re requesting your own criminal records or are obtaining a release from a third party.

Access To New Hampshire Criminal Records:

New Hampshire criminal records are confidential and aren’t released to the general public unless an authorization is obtained. Individuals may request their personal criminal record, as can law enforcement and authorized criminal justice agencies. Employers may also request criminal background checks, but must get written authorization from the subject.

How To Lookup Inmate & Incarceration Records In New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Correctional Services

About This Office:

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for maintaining three state prisons: one for adult women and two for men. The DOC is also responsible for the adult parole board and for ensuring the public is safe and inmates have the opportunity to rehabilitate while incarcerated.

Inmate Records At This Office:

New Hampshire inmate lookup is done online through the DOC’s Inmate Locator. This online database allows the public to enter a last name and full or partial first name to search inmates.

Access To New Hampshire Inmate Records:

DOC inmate records for the public are limited but available on demand. Inmate records will include full name, date of birth, the unique inmate ID number, the facility housing the inmate, a term ID number that will indicate whether a life sentence is being served and the maximum years a sentence can last. Also detailed, if available, are the case IDs, docket numbers, court where convictions occurred and whether a mandatory parole date was entered.

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New Hampshire  Division of State Police

About This Office:

New Hampshire criminal records are maintained by the New Hampshire Division of State Police, Criminal Records Unit, which falls under the New Hampshire Department of Safety. The DS oversees seven additional divisions, including Fire Safety and Motor Vehicles. Their purpose is to make New Hampshire a safer place to live and visit.

Background Checks At This Office:

New Hampshire criminal background checks are distributed by the Criminal Records Unit, which updates and maintains the Criminal History Record Information Repository, Uniform Crime Reporting System, and Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Individuals may request their own criminal record, which includes arrests and convictions. Employers, with permission, may also request criminal histories.

Access To New Hampshire Background Records:

New Hampshire background checks require a request form be filled out in person with identification or notarized and mailed with a fee to the Criminal Records Unit. Employers who wish to obtain New Hampshire criminal background checks on potential employees must remit a signed third-party release form with the request.

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