P.O. Box 66614, #A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
Monday-Friday (7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.*)
*Subject to early closure based on customer volume.
Closed on all holidays observed by the State of Louisiana
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 a 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 ten-print fingerprint database.
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:
Louisiana State Police
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Louisiana State Police
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.
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.
The Bureau is responsible for processing court-ordered expungements that 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.
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
Forms pertaining to an expungement: Art. 986. Forms for the expungement of records
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.
The 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 website. This website is accessible by both the public and law enforcement. The website 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.
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.
Closed on all holidays observed by the State of Louisiana.