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New Jersey Criminal Records

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

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Where To Access Criminal Records In New Jersey

New Jersey State Police Headquarters

About This Office:

The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) oversees the State Bureau of Identification (SBI), which acts as the state’s central repository for all criminal records. NJSP also oversee a crime and technology division and a victim services unit.

Criminal Records At This Office:

Individuals requesting their personal criminal record must be fingerprinted at an approved live scan site and should bring along the appropriate form and pay a $41 fee. Approved agencies and employers may request a State Fingerprint Check, which costs $41 per name and is the most accurate method for learning criminal history, or they may request a Name Check, which costs $18 per name.

Access To New Jersey Criminal Records:

New Jersey criminal records are restricted, meaning they aren’t available to the general public. Individuals may request their personal criminal records, but not those of a third party. Only authorized government and state agencies, authorized employers and entities, and law enforcement may request New Jersey criminal records on third parties. Criminal records include all convictions in New Jersey, both adult and juvenile, all pending arrests and pending charges.

How To Lookup Inmate & Incarceration Records In New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Corrections

About This Office:

The New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for overseeing the DOC’s 13 correctional facilities, county jails and community halfway houses. The DOC averages 25,000 incarcerated offenders a year and strives to decrease the recidivism rate and promote public safety and inmate rehabilitation.

Inmate Records At This Office:

New Jersey inmate lookup is done online through the DOC Offender Search system. Users may search using as much identifying information as possible if the SBI number isn’t known (DOC inmate ID), including name, date of birth, gender, race, offense type or facility location.

Access To New Jersey Inmate Records:

The DOC maintains the public database of inmate records but also makes complete inmate records available to law enforcement. The public may access inmate records including full name and known aliases, race and ethnicity, gender, hair and eye color, weight and birth date along with conviction and sentence information, facility location, max release date, parole eligibility, county of commitment and mandatory sentence terms.

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New Jersey  State Police

About This Office:

The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety is committed to protecting and serving New Jersey citizens. There are eight divisions, including Alcoholic Beverage Control, Highway Traffic Safety and State Police, which oversees the Identification and Information Technology Section and is responsible for maintaining the state repository of criminal records.

Background Checks At This Office:

New Jersey criminal background checks may be obtained by the person on record or by employers (both government and private sector). New Jersey background checks for non-criminal justice purposes are provided by the State Bureau of Identification under the New Jersey State Police. Information included are convictions, pending charges and arrests.

Access To New Jersey Background Records:

Individuals wishing to obtain New Jersey background checks may request their own criminal record by filling out the appropriate request form and scheduling an appointment to have their fingerprints taken. Results will be mailed. Approved employers may request a name check or a fingerprint based search of a potential employee.

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