Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information (BCII-LCJIS)

P.O. Box 66614, #A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
225-925-6095

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Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information manages and oversees the Automated Fingerprint Identification System. AFIS is a statewide, automated fingerprint identification system, which is integrated with mugshot and computerized criminal history (CCH) information. The goal of this system is to provide real time identification of individuals at the time of booking, resulting in timely updates to the state's CCH, mugshot and fingerprint databases. All of this is accomplished in a paperless environment. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information provides operational management and technical assistance to the users of the system in addition to ensuring system operational compliance and quality control.

The AFIS system consists of over 100 livescan sites (booking facilities), and several Full Function Remote (FFR) sites that support the booking facilities. These FFR sites also provide law enforcement agencies with individual mugshots, mugshot lineups, and the ability to launch searches of unsolved latent prints against the State's tenprint fingerprint database.

Louisiana Computerized Criminal History System (LACCH)

The Louisiana Computerized Criminal History (LACCH) system is maintained by the Louisiana State Police, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information – Louisiana Criminal Justice Information Services (BCII-LCJIS), which is the repository for criminal history for the state of Louisiana.  LACCH contains arrests, dispositions of the arrests, Probation / Parole bookings and incarceration information on individuals who have been arrested in the state of Louisiana. LACCH also contains information on individuals who have applied for employment or permits, which require a fingerprint-based background check. LACCH does not maintain arrest / conviction information from other states.

Criminal and civil entries are created by fingerprint-based submissions entered into LACCH through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). LACCH can also be manually updated when BCII-LCJIS receives inked fingerprint cards from criminal justice and civil agencies not currently using AFIS. The submitted fingerprints are matched to existing fingerprint-based records for an individual if more than one print submission exists. If no previous entries exist, the LACCH master record is created.

Louisiana Revised Statute (LRS) 15:587 governs the release of LACCH information. Louisiana is a closed record state; therefore, BCII-LCJIS records are not available for release to the public. Criminal history information is accessible to all criminal justice and non-criminal justice agencies that are statutorily allowed as defined in LRS 15:587. Criminal history information is a valuable tool for law enforcement, the courts, corrections, employers and permitting entities. Criminal justice agencies have the capability to perform inquiries of LACCH electronically through the Louisiana Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (LLETS).  Employers receive information based on applicant submissions.

A disposition is the final outcome of criminal charges. If an arrest event does not reflect a final disposition, the disposition can be obtained from the Clerk of Court, District Attorney or the City prosecutor from the parish of conviction. 

BCII-LCJIS requires the following information to add a disposition to the criminal history record:

  • Date of Arrest
    • The date of arrest / booking date must match within one (1) day of the arrest / booking entry date on the criminal history record. 
  • Charge(s) at time of booking
    • If the charge was amended or reduced, that information should be supplied with the complete disposition of the charge.
    • If booked on multiple charges, a disposition for each charge must be provided to update the entire arrest event.
  • If the disposition is hand delivered or mailed to BCII-LCJIS, it must be a certified unaltered copy.

Physical Address:            
Louisiana State Police                
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA  70806

Mailing Address:
Louisiana State Police
BCII-LCJIS
Post Office Box 66614, Box A-6
Baton Rouge, LA  70896

If an individual has questions regarding their Louisiana Criminal History record, they may complete a Right to Review.

The Right to Review Authorization form and the Right to Review Disclosure form should include fingerprints and fees if submitted by mail.

Right To Review Authorization Form

Right To Review Disclosure Form

If an authorized representative or an attorney requests the Louisiana Criminal History background check on behalf of the requestor, the “Right to Review Attorney or Authorized Representative” form should be included with the “Right to Review” forms.

Attorney Or Authorized Representative Form

Expungements

The Bureau is responsible for processing court ordered expungements which require modification of criminal history records. Court orders require that a criminal arrest and conviction record be removed from access except as stated in LA Code of Criminal Procedure (La. CCrP) Article 973. The processing of expungements is a complex procedure, requiring extensive man-hours.

To begin the expungement process, forms and required documentation must be filed with the clerk of court in the parish of arrest / conviction.

Motion to expunge common problems:

  • The date maintained in the Louisiana State Rap sheet (criminal history record) is the date the arresting / booking agency collected the fingerprints. The expungement form must reflect this date for the record to be correctly identified.
  • The original charge at the time of arrest should be placed on the motion to expunge even if it was amended or billed with a different charge.
  • If you were booked or convicted of more than one count, all counts should be included in the motion to expunge.
  • Misdemeanor convictions must be placed in the misdemeanor conviction section.
  • Felony convictions must be placed in the felony conviction section.
  • All required documents should be submitted with the motion to expunge (dispositions, district attorney certifications and fee waivers if eligible).
  • Why are you eligible to have this charge expunged? Choose the proper selection on the Motion for Expungement indicating the reason for expungement.

Fees:

  • A money order in the amount of $250 made out to Louisiana State Police (LSP). LSP will not accept money orders that have been altered. If you purchase a money order that is good for 3-6 months, the money order may be expired by the time it is received by LSP and will not be accepted. LSP recommends purchasing money orders that are valid for at least one year.
  • If applicable, the Fee Waiver form from the District Attorney should be attached to the submitted Expungement packet.
  • You are ineligible for a fee waiver if you have ever been convicted of a felony offense, this includes previously expunged felonies. (LA Code of Criminal Procedure Article 983 (F))

Order

  • The order to expunge should be filled out completely. An order that is not completed with personal identifying information and arrest date will not be able to be processed.
  • If you amend your motion for any reason, make certain the order is amended if applicable.


If you have questions regarding your Louisiana Criminal History, you may complete a Right to Review.

The Right to Review Authorization Form and the Right to Review Disclosure Form should include fingerprints and fees if submitted by mail.

Right To Review Authorization Form

Right To Review Disclosure Form

If an authorized representative or an attorney requests the Louisiana Criminal History background check for you, the “Right to Review Attorney or Authorized Representative” form should be included with the “Right to Review” forms.

Attorney Or Authorized Representative Form

Laws that govern expungement of criminal history can be found in the following Codes of Criminal Procedure La. Code of Criminal Procedure (La. CCrP) Articles 971-985

https://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=919662

Forms pertaining to an expungement may be found at:
La. Code of Criminal Procedure (La CCrP) Articles 986-997
https://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?p=y&d=919679

State Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry (SOCPR)

The Bureau of Identification and Information also maintains the State Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry (SOCPR) which is a central repository for information on convicted sex offenders, child predators, and sexually violent predators. This information is received, monitored, updated, and disseminated according to state and federal law.

The goal of the registry is to compile the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive arrest and disposition information on convicted sex offenders, child predators, and sexually violent predators and to make this information readily available to the public as well as all authorized criminal justice agencies.

Louisiana Department of Corrections is responsible for obtaining and supplying the information necessary for the registration of sex offenders. This information is forwarded to the bureau and placed on the web site. This web site is accessible by both the public and law enforcement. The web site assists the public in determining the proximity of convicted sex offenders to various areas in their community. It provides an updated photograph in conjunction with registration and conviction information. The public can also ask questions about the Registry via e-mail or by calling a toll free number linked directly to Registry personnel.

Applicant Processing

Criminal history information, when authorized by law, is also available for applicants for various employment. Such things as schools and day cares, health care, social services, medical professionals, individuals working in the gaming industry and regulatory agencies require criminal history screenings.

Traffic Records Unit

225-925-6156

The Traffic Records Unit is the central processing location for all accidents handled by Louisiana Department of Public Safety and State Police. The reports are processed by scanning the document into an "image" file and indexing it to allow electronic retrieval. Requests are received from the public, insurance companies, and attorneys for copies of the reports. These copies are available online at the Louisiana State Police Website and at each Troop.

Crash Reports

Louisiana State Police Crash Reports may be purchased online by clicking on the link below. Instructions for purchasing multiple crash reports in a single transaction are posted on our website. Each crash report purchased online will cost $11.50 plus $2.50 + 2.5% and can only be purchased with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Once checkout is complete, customers will be able to print a PDF copy of the requested report(s).

For problems related to the purchase of online crash reports, please email:

[email protected]

Crash reports may also be purchased in person at each local Troop Office. Fatal crashes can ONLY be purchased in person at each local Troop Office. You will be required to submit a Crash Request Form available on the link below when purchasing report(s) at a Troop. If purchasing a crash report at a Louisiana State Police Troop, a certified check, company check, or money order of $16.50 or a credit card payment ($16.50 plus $2.50 + 2.5%) must accompany the request for all crashes.

Crash Request Online
Crash Request Form - PDF version

Please allow ten (10) working days after the crash before submitting a request for a crash report.

To request photographs of the crash, the form should be submitted by email at [email protected] or by U.S. Mail to:

Office of State Police
Photo Lab, A-27
PO Box 66614
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Please allow fifteen (15) working days after the crash before submitting request for photographs. Fatality crashes require a sixty (60) day wait period before photo requests can be submitted. 

NCIC/LLETS Access Unit

P.O. Box 66614, #A-4
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
225-925-6325

The Louisiana State Police, NCIC/LLETS Access Unit, pursuant to Federal Regulations, provides oversight to the informational exchange between the Louisiana Criminal Justice system users and their counterparts throughout the world. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (LLETS) is managed by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C), Louisiana State Police, and allows various authorized Criminal Justice entities to access and exchange critical Criminal Justice information. The Department also oversees access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the Interstate Identification Index (III), and the International Justice and Public Safety Network (NLETS). These various systems are loosely defined as the "Law Enforcement Network."

State Police is designated as the CJIS Systems Agency (CSA) for Louisiana. The CSA is required to "Manage" the operations of the Law Enforcement Network and ensure Criminal Justice information access to local, parish, federal, and other criminal justice interests. This network consists of various databases and computer networks that provide essential information to the Criminal Justice community in the completion of their Criminal Justice missions.

The CSA has established training materials that ensure users have an understanding of the requirements and policies of the system. This enhances the quality of the information exchanged as well as promotes operational compliance with system guidelines. Additionally, agencies are audited to monitor use and compliance with federal and state regulations. Monthly validations of entries ensure accuracy and validity of the stolen and wanted records that have been entered by the criminal justice agencies.

Another part of management of the system involves monitoring the informational exchange between Louisiana Law Enforcement agencies and NCIC / NLETS.

In conjunction with the Department of Public Safety Information Technology section, State Police manages the network to ensure integrity and security both in the transactions and the users. Currently there are over 22,225 certified users and over 22,251 devices.