There are many useful websites of law enforcement agencies that can help you access the criminal history record information of any individual in question.
The Department of Corrections is one of the websites you can access if you want to run a search for offenders in the State of Oregon that are currently incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. In the "Oregon Offender Search", the full name and the system identification number or SID are required in order to run a valid search. If your search matches a name in the DOC's registry, the results will show the name, date of birth, and SID of the offender.
Meanwhile, you can also run a search for the sex offenders in the State. The Oregon State Police has a department called the Sex Offender Registration Unit that serves as the database of the criminal history records of sex offenders. The search criteria that can be entered in order to start the search include the name, date of birth, weight, height, sex, race, eye color, and hair color of the individual in question. The search returns a set of relevant results, depending on whether the pieces of information matched a criminal record in the database. However, the completeness and accuracy of the search results is not 100% guaranteed because of the fast turnover of changes in information, such as residential address. In addition, a positive identification of a sex offender can only be ascertained if there is a match in the fingerprint comparison.
You can also access criminal history records information from the Oregon State Police- Identification Services Unit. These criminal background checks are part of the Public Records unit. In order to access another person's criminal history, a valid full name with the correct date of birth should be submitted. The limited access to such records is provided in order to protect the citizen's privacy. In addition, access to these files online requires you to register with the Open Records service. If you want to access these files through mail, you must accomplish and mail the "Request for Oregon Criminal History Information" which can be downloaded from the website of the State of Oregon. Each search costs $10, payable through debit or credit card for transactions made online, and through enclosure of check or money order for requests made via mail.
In addition, an individual can access their own criminal history records once positive fingerprint identification is submitted. The requestor should submit a fingerprinted blue fingerprint card to the State Police. They can also choose to be fingerprinted directly in the State Police Office. Their fingerprinting service, available from Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, costs $20. Other requirements include a duly accomplished "Own Record Request Form" and a $3 money order payable to the Oregon State Police. These should be mailed to Oregon State Police - Identification Services Section. The background check results will be mailed back to the requestor after 7 to 10 working days.
Should you wish to retrieve Oregon background checks and criminal records, follow the instructions listed below:
Download and save the Oregon Background Check Request Form.
Fill out the request form in full and include a $10 certified check or money order.
Mail the completed request form and the fee to the address on the form, and the results will be mailed to you.
If you would like more information, contact the Oregon Department of Human Services:
Oregon Department of Human Services
Department of Human Services
Background Check Unit
PO Box 14870
Salem, OR 97309
If you would like to find out information on the inmates in Oregon arrests, then you can access Oregon arrest records by contacting the Department of Corrections. To facilitate Oregon arrest records searches, the Department offers an online database that you can search.
If you want to lookup records online, then you will need to:
You will need to go online to the Department of Corrections' website and go to the Oregon Offender Search page. Read and agree to the disclaimer.
Input a name or SID number into the appropriate field. Wildcard searches are allowed.
Results will be displayed underneath the search fields. Click on the SID number to see the entire record.
If you have questions or need more help accessing Oregon arrest records, then you can contact the Department of Corrections using one of the following methods:
Oregon Department of Corrections
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4667
Accessing Oregon Criminal Records
The Oregon State Police maintains the state's database of criminal records and performs requested Oregon background checks. Name-based searches can be performed by filling out a request form and mailing it with a $10 certified check or money order, or if you're part of an agency with a billable account set up, you can indicate this on the form, and your account will be charged $10 per request.
Who is Allowed to Request Oregon Criminal Records?
Only authorized employment agencies and law enforcement agencies may request Oregon criminal records. Individuals may review their own criminal record for accuracy, however. Individuals must give consent for an employer to request a criminal record, and individuals must be informed of the results after the search is completed by the prospective employer.
Correcting Errors on a Criminal Record
If you discover an error, contact the Background Check Unit and they will advise you how to proceed.