A criminal history record is a record of an individual’s arrests (when he/she actually went to jail) and the judicial disposition of those cases. It does not include traffic tickets or driver’s history records, which must be obtained directly from the Georgia Department of Drivers Services.
There is no charge to an individual who requests a check of her/his own criminal history record information.
Under Georgia law, our department is only authorized, at the request of the individual, to check criminal history records created in the state of Georgia. Records of arrests or convictions from other states must be obtained from the appropriate authorities in those states.
Individual criminal history records will be delivered only to the individual requesting them. We regret that we cannot forward the results of our inquiries to third parties such as prospective employers.
We do not conduct criminal history record checks about third parties.
To request a criminal history record check, in accordance with the above requirements, download and complete this form, then bring it to the police department in person.
If you want to challenge the accuracy of the criminal history record you receive, you must contact the Georgia Crime Information Center. The GCIC FAQ on Obtaining Criminal History Record Information provides information on how to correct information on your criminal history. The Emory Police Department is not able to alter the content of any computerized criminal history record.
If you are an Emory employer and you want to arrange for our department to conduct pre-employment criminal history background checks on your behalf, you will need to contact our Communications Manager.