Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information

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

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 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.

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
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.

Louisiana Right to Review

Pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statute 15:588, individuals can obtain a certified copy of their criminal history information record, known as a “Right to Review”.

The Right to Review can now be obtained using the Louisiana Applicant Processing System (LAPS). LAPS provides a statewide network of fingerprint sites at which applicants can submit digital fingerprints in their local communities. Applicants for the Right to Review Process can schedule a fingerprint appointment online, show up for the appointment and pay for the service, and then receive their Right to Review criminal history report either via mail or email.

Right to Review Options:

Emailed Right to Review - This option will deliver a secure link to an email that will provide a one-time access to the criminal history report, which can then be printed. It will be marked "True Copy" at the top of the first page and the bottom of the last page and will have one of our employee's digital signature.

Printed copy Right to Review - This option will queue up in our system and our staff will print a copy of the criminal history and mail it to the requestor. It will be stamped "True Copy" and will be signed by one of our employees. It will be embossed with a raised state seal. There are certain instances where agencies such as the Secretary of State require printed copies with raised seals and this option will satisfy that requirement.  For Right to Review reports related to expungements, some agencies may require both the criminal history report and printed fingerprint cards.   Printed fingerprint cards can be obtained separately from either a local sheriff’s office or police department, an IdentoGO location that provide full fingerprinting services provided as part of a separate process at State Police Headquarters for an additional fee.

IdentoGO Full Fingerprint Card service sites can be located here: 

Physical Copies of Your Fingerprints | Identogo


Getting Started:

Please view the following guide in order to get started:

Louisiana Right To Review Appointment Scheduling Guide


Authorized Representative or Attorney

If you are requesting the Right to Review and want the results to be delivered to your Authorized Representative or Attorney, you will need to enter the email address or mailing address of the Authorized Representative or Attorney while scheduling your fingerprint appointment. If you are requested the digital emailed version, you will need to notify your Attorney or Authorized Representative and provide them with the security question and answer that you established during the enrollment process. (Please note that all future status notifications and log in identifiers will be attached to the supplied email address, including fingerprint rejection messages.)

If you are physically unable to appear at a fingerprinting site, you can mail fingerprint cards to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information using the forms below.

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


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.

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.


  • A money order in the amount of $250 made out to the 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))


  • 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.

Louisiana Laws that Govern Expungement of Criminal History 

View Title XXXIV.  Expungement of Records

Forms pertaining to an expungement: Art. 986. Forms for the expungement of records

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.

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.

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.