Most violent crime is committed by repeat offenders, who have been in and out of jail or prison, had cases against them dismissed in court, or have never been caught. In order to improve our ability to identify those who commit crimes, Maryland State law requires that convicted felons and individuals charged with a qualifying crime submit DNA samples, which can then be matched to samples taken from the scenes of crimes.
Maryland State Police - Forensic Sciences Division DNA Collection Training:
(Required ANNUALLY for all DNA Collectors)
Agencies must use this training to certify staff tasked with the collection of DNA samples.
DNA Collection Training
Check if CJIS code qualifies for inclusion in Maryland's DNA Database:
MARYLAND CJIS CODE SEARCH FOR QUALIFYING ARREST OFFENSES
The following search tool identifies offenses that require DNA collection upon charging.
CJIS Code Search for Qualifying Arrest Offenses
MARYLAND CJIS CODE SEARCH FOR CONVICTED OFFENSES REQUIRING DNA
The following search tool identifies offenses that require DNA collection upon conviction.
CJIS Code Search for Qualifying Conviction Offenses
Check if a qualified sample is in Maryland's DNA Database:
Check if a qualified sample is in Maryland's DNA Database
Web Based collection:
MARYLAND STATE POLICE WEBSITE LINK:
Law enforcement agencies may access an electronic version of the DNA Database Information Card
found within the Maryland State Police DNA collection kits. This form can be populated with data
and printed out for submission within the kit.