Bureau of Criminal Identification
Providing information and identification services that assist law enforcement agencies and support the criminal justice system.
The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) provides information and identification services that assist law enforcement agencies detect and apprehend criminals, which promote public and officer safety, and that support the criminal justice system in the prosecution, adjudication, and correctional supervision of offenders.
BCI is the State's central repository of criminal records, fingerprints, and crime statistics. Consistent with that role, it also coordinates terminal access to the Idaho Public Safety and Security System, known as ILETS through training and compliance activities, serves as the control terminal agency for the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and operates the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).
Recipients of BCI services and assistance include every component of the criminal justice community: local, state, and federal. BCI also directly interacts with and serves the general public through some of its functions; BCI strives to be customer-driven and service-oriented. Efforts are continually underway to improve operations and thereby meet the demands of the criminal justice community for immediate access to information and for swift and accurate criminal identification.