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The principal provider of criminal justice information services in the state of Georgia is the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC). It is one of 3 main divisions that operate out of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Its primary mission is to provide round-the-clock access to needed criminal history information within Georgia, among them, Georgia Arrest Records. These arrest documentations are updated and maintained at the various law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
In Georgia, felony conviction records are accessible by the public without the need of consent from the subject of the check but for non-felony conviction and arrest records, a signed consent from that person is required. Name-based lookups are charged $20.75 per name. Except for special cases, only approved employers or law enforcement agencies may conduct fingerprint searches for another individual’s criminal account and such requests must be accompanied by a signed consent form from the person with the following details: name, date of birth, gender and social security number.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation contact information:
Georgia State Criminal Records
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
3121 Panthersville Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
Telephone: 404) 244-2639
Fax: (404) 270-8529
Obtaining arrest information can also be done by contacting the Sheriff’s Office or the various Police Departments individually across the state. The advent of the Internet has also afforded us with other quicker and simpler options of acquiring such data. Private records providers are now prevalent online for that and are known to be accurate and professional. They are also very convenient and affordable.