Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS)

Division Commander:
Captain Matthew T. Patterson

Phone: (804) 674-2147
Fax: (804) 674-2918

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261
Attn: CJIS

Physical Address:

Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235


Biometric Records Section (BRS) – (804) 674-6746
Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) – (804) 674-6754
Civil & Applicant Records Exchange (CARE) – (804) 674-6718
Firearms Transaction Center – (804) 674-2210
Frequently Asked Questions (Fingerprinting, Firearms, Background checks)
Livescan/Mugshots – Livescan help Email or (804) 674-2150
Criminal Justice Information Services Newsletters
Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry – (804) 674-2825
Data Analysis and Reporting Team (DART) – (804) 674-2143
Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) – (804) 674-4660
Virginia's Missing Children Clearinghouse (MCC) – (804) 674-2265

The Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) oversees State operations involving:

These systems provide criminal justice agencies throughout Virginia with rapid access to local, state and national files related to:

CJIS also operates the Civil & Applicant Records Exchange, Sex Offender Registry, Missing Children Information Clearinghouse, Automated Fingerprint Identification System, and the Firearms Transaction Center.  Additional information on these programs, including references to statutes contained in the Code of Virginia, are available via the links provided at the top of this page.

The following forms can be viewed, downloaded and/or printed from the  Virginia State Police Forms page:

Criminal Justice Information Services Newsletters

CJIS Newsletter
July 2021

Archived CJIS Division Newsletters (Present day through 2005)

Frequently Asked Questions