- 1 Purpose & Function
- 2 FBI-Approved Submitters
- 3 Procedure
- 4 Maryland Certification Process
- 5 List of Locations
- 6 PCN and Tracking Numbers
- 7 Controversies
Purpose & Function
Criminal history record information obtained under this program is mailed directly to you or the agency(s) of your choice. No information regarding your criminal history is given to the private provider. In addition to the fees required by the State of Maryland for criminal history record checks the private provider will collect an additional service fee as determined by the provider.
The FBI has approved 13 "channelers" for departmental order submissions.
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Maryland Certification Process
Private providers are authorized by COMAR Regulation 12.15.05 to submit fingerprints directly to the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record checks.
List of Locations
The following is a list of private providers: http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/fingerprint.shtml
PCN and Tracking Numbers
The purpose of the PCN number is X. The PCN number is entered online when applying for a MD HQL and in the top right of your MSP MHP Application. The purpose of the Tracking Number is Y.
Alleged Prohibition Against Sending Results Across State Lines
The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, is alleged as the reason applicants must be fingerprinted within the state to which they are applying.