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Public Services

Fingerprinting

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, 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

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services offers guidance and support to victims of crime as they navigate 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.

Expungements

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.

Pardons

Find application and information on applying for a pardon.

Firearms Safety Training

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

Procurement

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

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.

DNA

Look up qualifying offenses and learn about the 2009 expansion of DNA collection.