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NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)


The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) provides direct training to law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals; oversees a law enforcement accreditation program; ensures breathalyzer and speed enforcement equipment used by local law enforcement operate correctly; manages criminal justice grant funds; analyzes statewide crime and program data; provides research support; oversees county probation departments and alternatives to incarceration programs; and coordinates juvenile justice policy.

DCJS maintains criminal history records and fingerprint files and performs background checks for employment and licensure.

The agency also administers the state’s Sex Offender Registry; the Missing Persons Clearinghouse; the state's DNA Databank in cooperation with the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center; and provides staff support to independently appointed commissions and councils, including the NYS Commission on Forensic Science, which monitors and accredits the state’s forensic laboratories.

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Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, NY 12210

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1-800-262-3257, Toll Free

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