Search Arrest Records
The Virginia State Police Department is the official agency in charge of criminal records. This role is organized under its Bureau of Administrative and Support Services (BASS). The direct office within BASS responsible for this service is the Criminal Justice Information Services Division. It operates the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) which functions as the central database for all criminal records of the state including Virginia Arrest Records. The records maintained at the CCRE are categorized into 2 groups – Criminal Justice and Non-Criminal Justice.
Records in the former group are available to criminal justice entities on the state and national level while those in the latter group are for conducting criminal record searches by non-criminal justice entities and/or individuals for employment purposes. Authorized non-criminal justice agencies can conduct criminal record checks from remote computers through an online system called the Non-Criminal Justice Interface (NCJI).