KBI Information Privacy Policy


Purpose. 1

Policy. 1

Definitions. 1

How We Use Information.. 3

Why We Share Information.. 3

Protection Of Information.. 3




1.1     This privacy policy applies to the information collected, maintained, and disseminated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), including through the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS).


2.1     Assurance:    The KBI affirms the handling of all information will be accomplished while safeguarding civil rights, civil liberties, and personal privacy.

2.2     Authority:    Collection, maintenance, and/or dissemination of information by the KBI are authorized under state and federal laws and regulations.


3.1     Information Collected, Maintained, and/or Disseminated:    The KBI collects, maintains, and disseminates many types of information in order to fulfill its mission of providing timely and accurate information to the criminal justice community and other authorized users of KBI information. This information may include individual demographics, personally identifiable information (PII), and biometrics related to statutory or regulatory requirements relegated to the KBI.    In whole or in part, this information is contained in records related, but not limited, to:


          3.1.1             Criminal Investigations;

          3.1.2             Traffic citations, driving records, and vehicle registrations;

          3.1.3             Arrests, arrest warrants, prosecutions, convictions, supervision, incarceration, and required registrations of criminal offenders, including offender images, DNA, and ten-print fingerprint and/or palm print submissions;

          3.1.4             Forensic examination of evidence;

          3.1.5             Criminal history records checks for certain civil positions which may include civil applicant ten-print fingerprint submissions;

          3.1.6             Juvenile offenders;

          3.1.7             Child-in-need-of-care proceedings;

          3.1.8             Background investigations of KBI employment applicants and service providers;

          3.1.9             Personnel records of KBI employees;

          3.1.10             Administrative records of KBI service providers and payees;

          3.1.11             Background investigations of gubernatorial appointees;        

          3.1.12             Internal administrative investigations;

          3.1.13             Missing persons;

          3.1.14             AMBER Alerts, Silver Alerts, Blue Alerts, Endangered Person Alerts, "Be-on-the-Lookout" notifications (BOLOs), and "Attempt-to-Locate" notifications (ATLs);

          3.1.15             Employment related health history;

          3.1.16             Authorizations to access to KCJIS and secure KBI systems and facilities; and

          3.1.17             Public safety related information passing through the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System.

3.2     PII is any information about an individual, including but not limited to education, financial transactions, medical history, and criminal or employment history and information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as their name, any alias names, date and place of birth, social security number, driver's license and other government issued identification numbers, address, telephone numbers, email address(es), social media account information, biometric records, etc.

3.3     Biometrics may include fingerprints, palmprints, photographs, and DNA profiles.


How We Use Information

4.1     The KBI uses information to:

          4.1.1             Investigate criminal activity and identify offenders;

          4.1.2             Prioritize investigative efforts and develop effective strategies to address criminal activity;

          4.1.3             Provide criminal history records and crime statistics to the criminal justice community and the public;

          4.1.4             Provide for public safety;

          4.1.5             Ensure the security of persons and property;

          4.1.6             Provide effective service to our public safety partners; and

          4.1.7             Determine appropriate placement of personnel, and to maintain effective business practices.


Why We Share Information

5.1     The KBI shares information for legitimate public safety purposes to support our mission and the missions of our public safety partners; to comply with requirements to publicly disclose some information, such as certain information included in registered offender and criminal history records; and to satisfy court orders and lawful requests pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act.    Certain information will be shared with the criminal justice community outside of Kansas, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Protection Of Information

6.1     All protected and/or non-public information maintained by the KBI is appropriately secured and is available only to those with authorized access.    The KBI entrusts the public safety entities with which it partners to establish their own security procedures and protocols in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, partners are expected to follow applicable procedures and protocols established by the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS), KBI, and industry best practices.


          The KBI does not sell or otherwise provide information for private purposes except as required or authorized by law.