In Alaska, criminal records are maintained by the Division of Statewide Services, a division of the Department of Public Safety. This includes the Criminal Records and the Information Bureau and Information Systems of the state of Alaska. The criminal history records of Alaska, as well as the fingerprint identification data, are in the Criminal Records and Identification Bureau. Law enforcement personnel all over Alaska and the Department of Social Services use the Alaska Public Safety Information Network or APSIN. The information contained on the database is used by authorized personnel to track arrests, the criminal histories, missing persons, stolen property and warrants. APSIN also provides the data for Alaska motor vehicle registration and drivers' license information, and a direct link to the National Crime Information Center of the FBI and other states in the U.S.
From the website you can view the list of registered sex offenders and registry of child kidnappers in Alaska. From the registry page you will find a link to the database. Click the View all Entries link if you are interested in viewing the whole list. Follow the link to Search the Database if there is a particular name you want to check. The database includes the name and aliases of the offender, including a photograph and the current status.
One can also perform background checks from the Alaska Criminal Justice Information database from the Division of Statewide Services website. The process includes the submission of the right form that can be downloaded from the site, including a set of the fingerprints. A name-based background check costs $20 while a fingerprint-based background check costs $35. Fingerprints should be submitted in the required FD-258 FBI fingerprint form only. Name-based background check requests can be made through mail and the result can either be faxed or mailed. Extra copies can be ordered at $5 per copy and should be indicated in the original request.
You can also find Uniform Crime Records from 2000 to 2009. These reports are comprehensive and include crime records from the different police departments in different counties. The records are in PDF format and can be viewed online or downloaded.
If you are interested in getting in touch with the Alaska Criminal Records and Identification Bureau, the address and contact information are below:
Criminal Records and Identification (R&I) Bureau
Division of Statewide Services
State of Alaska, Department of Public Safety
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
The address and contact information you see below is for the Automated Fingerprint Identification System of the State of Alaska:
Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
The Alaska Department of Public Safety on the other hand gives an overview of all the public safety services available for the citizens of Alaska, with DPS press releases and reminders, links to the different departments, links to the Division of Statewide Services and general information on work, road conditions and guide on how to be an Alaskan state trooper.
If you would like to obtain Alaska background checks and criminal records, follow the instructions detailed below:
Visit the Alaska Department of Public Safety's website and download the Alaska Background Check Request Form.
Check off whether you're the "subject" of the request, if you're requesting under the "any person any reason" statute, or whether you're an "interested person" and a qualified employer or agency.
If requesting a fingerprint check, verify to ensure you are using: Alaska Approved Finger Printers.
Once you have completed the form, include a money order or check made out to the State of Alaska for $20, which can either be mailed or dropped off in person.
For more information, the appropriate Alaska department can be contacted using the details below:
Alaska Department of Public Safety
Criminal Records & Identification Bureau
5700 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
If you have been a victim of a crime in the state of Alaska, then you will be able access certain Alaska arrest records pertaining to your offender. You can request specific information, including when the individual in question is up for parole. You can also contact the Alaska Department of Corrections for additional information on inmates.
To request victim notification, follow the steps outlined below:
Visit the Alaska Department of Corrections website to access their Alaska Victim Service Unit resources.
Scroll to the bottom of the page, and under the section entitled DOC Victim Related Forms (pdf), download and print out the appropriate forms that are pertinent to your needs.
Return the form to the Victim Services Unit at the address listed on the bottom of the form.
You can also receive other information about Alaska arrest records by contacting the Victim Services Unit using the information below:
Alaska Department of Corrections
Victim Services Unit
550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 601
Anchorage, AK 99501
Where to Access Alaska Criminal Records
The Alaska Department of Public Safety maintains all criminal justice information through the Criminal Records and Identification Bureau. Alaska background checks and criminal records requests may be name-based or fingerprint-based. A name search costs $20, while a fingerprint search costs $35, with additional copies charged at $5 each.
Who Gets Access to Alaska Criminal Records?
Alaska allows anyone to request an Alaska criminal record and background check on any person. An individual may receive his entire criminal record, but will only receive open criminal charges or conviction records on other individuals. Law enforcement and qualified employers or agencies may request an individual's entire Alaska criminal record.
Challenging a Criminal Record
If a mistake is found, fill out a request to correct form with the details of the correction needed and mail to the Department of Public Safety for review. Depending on the correction requested, supporting documentation may be required.