Find location and cost information for public fingerprinting services

Organizations can also look up information on certification to submit electronic fingerprint information for the purpose of obtaining background checks for private individuals.

Sex Offender Registry

Find sex offenders living or working near you and your family, track sex offenders' movements, provide law enforcement with tips to help find offenders and get assistance if your child is the victim of sexual abuse. The public can also help find abducted children through the use of an enhanced cell phone AMBER Alert system.

Victim Services

DPSCS offers victims of crime guidance and support while navigating the criminal justice system. Victim services is present in corrections, community supervision and detention divisions. Our Criminal Injuries Compensation Board also provides compensation for victims of crime.

Background Checks

Obtain an individual background check for employment purposes.


Learn how to remove police, court and criminal history records from public inspection.

Open Parole Hearings

Find updated schedules and locations of Maryland Open Parole Hearings for incarcerated individuals.


Find application and information on applying for a pardon.

Firearms Safety Training

Firearms Safety Training requirements and a schedule of approved classes available here.

Services for Criminal Justice Partners


Effective Jan. 1 2009 Maryland's Statewide DNA collection was expanded. Look up qualifying offences and learn more about this expansion.

Crime Prevention

Click here for useful resource information on a variety of crime prevention topics, programs and training around the state.

Network Livescan

Use this link to learn about Network Livescan devices that transmit demographic data, fingerprint images and mugshots from remote locations to the State Fingerprint Data Router.

Services for Prospective Vendors/Contractors


Looking to do business with the State of Maryland? For business owners wanting to provide products and services to the State click here.