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To conduct on-line criminal history record checks, you will proceed as
- Identify yourself.
Identify the person whose record you seek.
- Determine what type of record check you want to
accomplish and what available options are appropriate to your needs.
You will choose whether you are checking your own or someone elseís
record and select certification, fingerprint-based checks or any other
services you may need.
- Provide payment for the record check. This is by credit
card or by a pre-established account with Information Network Kansas.
Submit that information to search. The search will be
conducted and you will be presented the results of the search. There
are four possible outcomes of a search of the Central Repository:
- You must submit the subjectís name and date of birth.
- You may enter a second last name (Other Last Name by Which Known) at no additional cost.
- The second last name and social security number are optional
- Additional information to include social security number, race, sex,
height, weight, place of birth, residence and occupation may also be
helpful in locating the correct record.
Receive your results.
- No record. You will be presented a screen that summarizes the
search and states that there is no matching record. You can print this
as a document for your files.
- One or more candidate record(s) have been found and all are
immediately available. You will be shown identifying data (name, date
of birth, height, weight, race and sex) of the records that match the
information you provided. If you provide a social security number and
it is matched in our records, the matching social security number will
be returned to you as confirmation. You will then select the record
- A possible candidate record has been found but is not
available online. This means that there may be a record in the
non-automated portion of the Kansas Central Repository. Generally
these are criminal history records that have some information that is
held in paper form that has not yet been entered into the database.
You will then direct the Central Repository staff to intervene
off-line and determine whether or not there is matching record, bring
it to fully automated status and release it to you.
- One or more candidate record(s) have been found AND a
possible candidate record may also exist in the non-automated
portion of the Repository. Here you will determine whether the subject
of your search is one of the fully automated candidate records or, if
not, you may select the option to have the Central Repository staff
intervene off-line, determine if there is a matching non-automated
record, automate it if found and release it to you.
Obtain your results from an off-line search by the
Central Repository. To obtain the results of an off-line search by
the Central Repository, return to this web site and receive one of the
following possible results:
- If you receive a "no record" response, you can print that response
to document the search.
- If you select a record from the list of fully automated candidate
records, you will be immediately presented with the subjectís abstract
of criminal history record information (also known as the "rap
sheet"). You can print that if you so desire.
- If you choose to have the Central Repository staff research
possible matching records in the non-automated portion of the
repository, the following steps will occur:
- You will be asked to provide any additional identifying
information you have to assist in locating the correct record. The
additional information is middle name, race, sex, height, weight,
place of birth, residence and occupation.
- The Central Repository staff will conduct an off-line review of
the non-automated portion of the database and determine if there is a
matching record. If one is located, the record will then be fully
- Within a day or so you will be notified by email or through this
website that the results of your search are now available.
Review previous searches and responses. A seven day history of
your searches and records selected is available when you log in with
either the credit card you used for the searches or your INK Subscriber
Account. This feature permits you to return and review your activity on
- No record. The Central Repository staff has determined that
there were no matching records in the non-automated portion of the
- Record located and automated. In this case you will be able to
view and print the subjectís criminal history record.
- Insufficient information. The staff was unable to distinguish
between two or more possible records. This is the end of the record
check process. If you can obtain more identifying information, you can
return and repeat the search at a later time.