Let Yourself Feel More Secure, Access Florida’s Databases to Retrieve Crucial Arrest Records

There are multiple private companies which can provide you with arrest records for the state of Florida apart from the government agencies which generally cost more both in terms of money and time.

State of FloridaThe Florida Department of Law Enforcement, located at –

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Telephone: 1-850-410-7000

Mailing Address:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489….



Provides the public with the services to check criminal arrest records in Florida of all kinds and charges a fee of $24 per name to keep the quality of service high. The fee was implemented by Florida’s Legislature. FDLE maintains the highest regulatory standards and provides these as well as a variety of other quality criminal justice functions.

It houses all criminal arrest records of the entire state of Florida in its databases which are available to all that reside in Florida and the general public. Though in fact “certified” criminal history results are generally required for the purposes of immigration and national/international adoptions etc. and are usually provided in a physical print out, report, form. Depending on what type of information you are requesting, normal criminal background information may also be retrieved from private online commercial vendors that pay a fee to access many different databases, then in turn, charge a fee to the general public to do a search for criminal records on their website.


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In conjunction with the FDLE, the Government resource which is responsible for regulating and maintaining all criminal records in the state of Florida is the Division of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). These two departments, together, form the central repository for criminal history information throughout the entire state. There is no real restriction by the Florida state courts regarding the access of information, which means that the information is available for Florida citizen and public access.

There might be some cases or individuals whose information might have been expunged from the central repository because of a court order or of being a sensitive juvenile nature. CJIS also helps to ensure that the records that are available in the Florida Crime Information Centers (FCIC) data system are of quality and up to date. They also lend a major role in national policy sharing with the FBI and other states, joining criminal justice data.

As mentioned, any public citizen may run an arrest record search on another person (online, using their website), in the state of Florida, for a fee of $24 per inquiry. Be advised though that It doesn’t matter whether the search results in 0 matches or multiple matches, the individual pays for each separate return and or search. If you prefer to get more accuracy during your information quest than you would probably want to inquire about a finger print based search instead. This should be the choice of method for requiring more in-depth results, for example… employment purposes, volunteer work, and for the law enforcement agencies themselves.

The FDLE uses the “Computerized Criminal History” System (CCH) to keep a record of all the arrests made in the state of Florida regardless of the outcome pertaining to the case. Even if the individual is declared innocent, their arrest record (providing an actual arrest was made) of the incident would remain in the data base. The FBI and the US department of justice are notified regularly about all arrests that have been made. The information is then transferred to their databases, though because of set in place regulations, an individual cannot make searches beyond the database of the state of Florida, no searches in other states, for example, using the online search function of the FCIC website.


Benefits of retrieving Florida arrest records online:

• It’s very time saving, as the records are available 24 hours a day. All you need is a PC at your disposal with an Internet connection and you can search for most records at will. Another important factor is the ease of use; you do not have to fill out any long forms, such as when applying physically, but usually only have to enter the name of the individual to obtain the information your searching for, though the more information you have on the person the better.

• The cost of attaining these services is also very low. You don’t have to waste your time by visiting the government agencies and following long procedures which take a huge chunk of your time and can be costly, depending on the results your looking for. When searching arrest records in Florida, whether on their gov. website or a private vendors site, there is also another important advantage, which is providing privacy and security. You won’t want people knowing what kind of research you have done on an individual, especially the person your researching, whom by the way, will have not a clue. Pertaining to the cost again, a monthly membership to a private vendor record research website will usually allow unlimited look-ups while maintaining your subscription.

• Remember that the level of support and individual discretion that these private companies provide is also a huge plus point for the researcher. With complete anonymity, no one will be aware of the research you are doing. All purchased result reports are done so encrypted and without anyones knowledge. Just be sure to choose a provider that does not list most resent searches on their blog or main website, some do.


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