The criminal records of Kansas that include both arrest records and judicial dispositions for any criminal activities in the state can be found at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation' Central Repository. Its database obtains all of the information regarding criminal activities that come from the state's police departments, the sheriff's offices, the various prosecutors, and all of the courts all over Kansas. Criminal history data that is maintained by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is comprised of arrests for felonies and misdemeanors, prosecution information, the dispositions of the court, and incarceration information on the confinement facilities operated by the state of Kansas. However, data from other states or federal agencies are not maintained by the repository.
Criminal records in the Central Repository of Kansas are structured by way of individual identity. This is so all crimes committed by the particular individual are chronologically arranged in single file. These crimes are connected with the record's subject based on identification through fingerprinting. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation allows access to the criminal records to any person or company requesting for it. Criminal record checks can be conducted in two ways.
(The fee charged for a name-based check is $20 for each individual. For a fingerprint-based check, an amount of $35 is paid for each individual.)
Kansas criminal records can be conducted online with fees that can be paid through credit card or by debit transactions. Aside from this, access to criminal records is also allowed by the Division of records or other law enforcement agencies at specified business hours. The process for an online search is as follows:
To retrieve Kansas background checks and criminal records, follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Visit Kansas Criminal History Search Database to begin your search.
If you aren't a subscriber, simply click "Begin Search" on the right side of the screen under "Non-Subscribers." You will need a credit card to access these name-based searches.
To request a fingerprint search, download the manual request form. Mail the complete form with a check for $35 and your approved fingerprint card taken at a law enforcement agency.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is available via the contact information below to provide further information:
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Attn: Criminal History Records Section
1620 SW Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612
Kansas arrest records can be obtained by accessing the Kansas Department of Corrections' KASPER site. KASPER stands for Kansas Adult Supervised Population Electronic Repository and allows easy access to Kansas arrest records that are open to the public.
To use the KASPER system, you will need to follow these steps:
Go online to the KASPER site to utilize the Kansas Offender Population Search and read the disclaimer.
After selecting "Yes," you will be directed to the Offender Search page. Input the information of the fields you would like to use to narrow your search and hit the Search button.
Results will be displayed in alphabetical order. Select the inmate's name to see a detailed Kansas arrest record for that person.
If you still need assistance accessing Kansas arrest records, then you can contact the Kansas Department of Corrections below:
Kansas Department of Corrections
900 SW Jackson
4th Floor Landon State Office Building
Topeka, KS 66612-1284
Obtaining Kansas Criminal Records
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is responsible for the database of Kansas criminal records. KBI offers an online database that allows you to perform name-based Kansas background checks. Individuals who need certified records must be fingerprinted at their local law enforcement agency on the approved fingerprint card and then mail this card and a request form to KBI with a $35 certified check or money order. A name-based search costs $20.
The Right to Access Kansas Criminal Records
Kansas provides the general public access to limited criminal records, meaning only public criminal records will be included. The exception is an individual requesting his or her own entire Kansas criminal record for review.
Challenging Discrepancies on a Criminal Record
If you detect a mistake in your criminal record, you must write a letter to the KBI and explain the mistake you found and include any documentation to support your claim, and KBI will review it.