Getting a Criminal History Check Done
Can I do a check on my friend, neighbor, or relative?
No. State law governs the dissemination of criminal history record information compiled and maintained by the Division of State Police.
New Jersey Executive Order Number 123 (1985), and its successor, Executive Order Number 69 (1997), both exempt criminal history record information from the category of records automatically available to the public under New Jersey’s Right to Know Law, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. Only a federal or state statute, rule, regulation, administration code, or executive order could mandate release of criminal history record information to you. Criminal history record information may only be accessed by an authorized individual or agency for an authorized purpose.
Criminal history checks for employment, Visa’s, Immigration, etc. are conducted through the New Jersey State Police. Instructions and forms for obtaining a background check may be found at: http://www.njsp.org