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  • How can I obtain a copy of my criminal record?
    To obtain a copy of your Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal record, please follow the pr... Read More
    Last Updated: March 20, 2009

  • Can I work in law enforcement if I have a criminal record?
    To determine the impact your criminal record may have on your ability to get a job in criminal justi... Read More
    Last Updated: June 20, 2013

  • How can I find out if a sex offender is living in my neighborhood?
    To obtain information about or locate sex offenders in a specific area, please visit the Dru Sjodin ... Read More
    Last Updated: January 31, 2013

  • What is Megan's Law?
    Megan's Law, signed by President Clinton in May 1996, amends the Jacob Wetterling Act to require sta... Read More
    Last Updated: December 21, 2012

  • How can I find out if a warrant has been issued for my arrest?
    To determine whether a warrant has been issued for your arrest, contact your local police department... Read More
    Last Updated: June 20, 2013

  • Is there a national database for people that have been served an order of protection?
    While there is a national database that captures every issued order of protection, it is only availa... Read More
    Last Updated: December 27, 2011

  • How can I run a criminal background check?
    Each state has different requirements and agencies responsible for running criminal background check... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • Can I get a job in criminal justice if I have a criminal record?
    To determine the impact your criminal record may have on your ability to get a job in criminal justi... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • Are residency restrictions placed upon sex offenders successful at reducing rates of reoffending?
    Information on the impact of residency restrictions placed upon sex offenders is available in Evalua... Read More
    Last Updated: April 3, 2014

  • Where can I find information on "straw purchases"?
    Information on "straw purchases" is available in the United States Attorneys' USA Bulletin article e... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

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