Arrest Records Of New York
Arrest Record Keeping
Apart from private sources for Arrest Records, such services are also provided by the State. In New York, the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is in charge of criminal information administration. It is also the central repository for all Criminal History Records including Arrest. Its database is composed of a state-wide collection of all files on arrests from various criminal justice agencies like Law Enforcement, County Courts, Parole and Probation Authorities. The DCJS also maintains all fingerprints connected with misdemeanor and felony arrests.
Accessing the Information
To guarantee accuracy of results, DCJS permits only fingerprint-based searches. State laws also govern that all-inclusive arrest documentation can only be released to individuals who are the very subjects of the requested criminal records with the exception of authorized employers or licensers and Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice agencies. To obtain a personal record, an applicant must complete the official request form coupled with two forms of identification and the requisite search fee of $61.50.
In New York State, an assemblage of past crimes, which an individual has been charged with, is deemed as an arrest record of the offender. Applications for this information can also be submitted by mail or in person to The Public Information Office at New York State Police Headquarters, both of which would also entail procedures and lead-time.
For quick and easier results, you can also turn to online professional search sites.
Personal Arrest Records
To review your own arrest data or make a modification or challenge the accuracy or completeness of them, you need to get in touch with the arresting agency and request that they submit the change in records directly to the Division of Criminal Justice Services. The Division of Criminal Justice Services only accepts written notifications from an arresting agency for making any corrections to your Criminal History Record Information record.
To review information on your case disposition, correct or update any missing disposition details, you need to request a certified copy of the disposition data from the court of adjudication. Once you acquire the sanctioned copy of disposition data from the court of adjudication, you need to forward the data to the Record Review Unit of the Division of Criminal Justice Services to process your request.
To request the Record Review Package contact the Division of Criminal Justice services at:
Record Review Unit
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
4 Tower Place
Albany, New York 12203-3764
New York State Inmate Records
The State of New York releases information available about adult inmates. The records of the inmates housed in the various state correctional facilities in New York are available in the state archives. These contain records that are over 75 years old and are available to the public without any restrictions.
To request inmate records from the state archives you need to furnish details such as the name of the inmate, any aliases that he or she may have, the name of the prison in which the individual has been committed to, and the conviction date or the date of admission to the prison. Without these details it is not possible for the staff at the state archives to come up with a valid search result.
You can also request information from the Department of Corrections Services about a particular inmate or request details about where an individual inmate was convicted. To obtain information on any inmates in the State of New York, contact the central office at :
Records Access Officer
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Harriman State Campus, Bldg. 2
Albany, NY 12226
New York State Jails and Department of Corrections
For an inmate search request, some of the state jails and departments of corrections in New York can be reached at the following:
Albany County Correctional Facility
Thomas J. Wigger
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Telephone: (518) 869-2724 Fax: (518) 869-3923
Allegany County Jail
7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Telephone: (585) 268-9803 Fax: (585) 268-9475
Broome County Sheriff's
Broome County Sheriff's Off./Corrections Division
155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive Binghamton, NY 13905
Telephone: (607) 778-6439 Fax: (607) 778-1942
Cattaraugus County Jail
Capt. Mary Burger
301 Court Street
Little Valley, NY 14755
Telephone: (716) 938-9194 Fax: (716) 938-9194
Cayuga County Jail
James A. Taber
7445 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021-8297
Telephone: (315) 253-2911 Fax: (315) 253-3022
Chautauqua County Jail
Captain Darrell Braley
15 East Chautauqua Street
Mayville, NY 14757
Telephone: (716) 753-4900 Fax: (716) 753-4276
Chemung County Jail
211 Williams Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Telephone: (607) 737-2934 Fax: (607) 732-2857 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chenango County Jail
Lieutenant Timothy Annesi
14 West Park Place
Norwich, NY 13815
Telephone: (607) 334-1853 Fax: (607) 336-1568
Clinton County Jail
Major Michael Smith
25 McCarthy Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Telephone: (518) 565-4346 Fax: (518) 561-0865 E-mail: email@example.com
Columbia County Jail
Captain John Davi
85 Industrial Tract Road
Hudson, NY 12534
Telephone: (518) 828-3324 x232 Fax: (518) 828-9088
Cortland County Jail
Captain Roy E. Lewis
54 Greenbush Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Telephone: (607) 756-4275 Fax: (607) 753-7815
Delaware County Correctional Facility
Lieutenant Bruce Gaffney
280 Phoebe Lane, Suite 1
Delhi, NY 13753
Telephone: (607) 746-2336 Fax: (607) 746-9549
Sex Offender Records
The sex offender registry ensures the safety and security of the communities and individuals by maintaining and updating the list of all sex offenders in the state. According to the New York state laws, sexual offenders are required to register themselves. The details of the sex offender list are available to the law enforcement agencies as well as the common public.
The State of New York has a classification system for sex offenders that is based on the level of risk involved. The three levels of sex offenders in New York are:
• Level 1 is considered to be of low risk
• Level 2 is considered to be of medium risk
• Level 3 is considered to be of high risk
A Level 1 offense requires offenders to register for a minimum of twenty years, and Level 2 and 3 offenses require offenders to register for life. While the State Police and the law enforcement agencies can access all levels of offenses and offenders, the general public can access level 2 and level 3 offenses and offenders.
To conduct a search for sex offenders, you can search by zip code, county or the last name, or you can also call (800) 262-3257. By calling this number you can access all three levels of offenses and offenders listed on the sex offender registry. When you call this number, you need to provide details such as name, date of birth, exact address, Social Security number or a driver‘s license.
The Division of Criminal Justice services also allow individuals and employers to access records on the sex offender registry. You can contact the Sex Offender Registry through:
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Sex Offender Registry
4 Tower Place
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: 518-457-3167 (Main number, non-search)
Phone: 1-800-262-3257 (For database searches)
New York Arrest Records Search
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