Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)

The Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) oversees State operations involving:

  • National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS)
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
  • Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN)

These systems provide criminal justice agencies throughout Virginia with rapid access to local, state and national files related to:

  • wanted or missing persons
  • stolen property including motor vehicles
  • escapees
  • hazardous material spills
  • severe weather conditions
  • airplane crashes

CJIS also operates the Civil & Applicant Records Exchange, Sex Offender Registry, Missing Children Information Clearinghouse, Automated Fingerprint Identification System, and the Firearms Transaction Center.  Additional information on these programs, including references to statutes contained in the Code of Virginia, are available via the links provided at the top of this page.

The following forms can be viewed, downloaded and/or printed from the Virginia State Police Forms page:

  • National Criminal Background Check For Employees or Volunteer Providing Care To Children, the Elderly and Disabled, SP-325
  • Firearms Dealer Registration, SP-69
  • Firearms Show Notification Form, SP-190
  • Application for Machine Gun Registration, SP-115

Division Commander:
Captain Matthew T. Patterson

Phone: (804) 674-2147
Fax: (804) 674-2918

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261
Attn: CJIS

Physical Address:
Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

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Biometric Records Section (BRS) – (804) 674-6746
Civil & Applicant Records Exchange (CCRE) – (804) 674-6754
Criminal History Record Check (CARE) – (804) 674-6718
Data Analysis and Reporting Team (DART) – (804) 674-2143
Firearms Transaction Center (FTC) – (804) 674-2210
Livescan/Mugshots – Livescan help Email or (804) 674-2150
Missing Children Clearinghouse (MCC) – (804) 674-2265
Missing Persons – (804) 674-4660
Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry – (804) 674-2825
Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) – (804) 674-4660

Criminal Justice Information Services Newsletters

Jan 2023 Issue

Archived CJIS Division Newsletters (Present day through 2019)


Background Check FAQs
Firearms FAQs
Sex Offender Registry FAQs
Missing Children FAQs