Criminal Records

Alabama Law Enforcement Criminal Records Department

The Criminal Records Identification Unit includes the Records Check Section, which is responsible for responding to inquiries of criminal history and background matters and provides requested criminal background information as applicable by law. The Criminal Records Identification Unit also includes the Criminal History Section and the Automated Fingerprint Identification Services (AFIS) Section. AFIS is responsible for analyzing, storing, matching, and retrieving fingerprint images within the system. The Criminal History Section maintains fingerprint files for all arrested offenders in the state of Alabama, as well as deceased persons, and ensures the offender information is accurately reflected in the Criminal History Repository.