Background Checks

Qualified requestors only may submit a request for criminal background checks using the public information request form. 

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is not authorized to disseminate criminal history information (CHRI) to non-criminal justice agencies or individuals.  Only qualified requestors may submit a request to Anne Arundel County for criminal background checks. 

Qualified Requestors 

Qualified requestors include: 

  • Law Enforcement and other Criminal Justice Agencies 
  • Persons formally representing Law Enforcement or other Criminal Justice Agencies (documentation required)
Submit Online:

Public Information Request Form

Please attach a signed records release form using the Choose File(s) button and identify yourself as law enforcement or not in the person of interest block.

Submit By Fax

Fax Number: (410) 222-8029 

Non Qualified Requestors

All other background requests (employment, adoption, college and military applicants, etc.) should be directed to:

Maryland Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Central Repository 
P.O. Box 32708 
Pikesville, Maryland 21208 
(410) 764-4501

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services