Background Checks/Applicant Tracking System

The Applicant Tracking System (ATS) unit processes criminal history checks for applicants.

The ATS Section tracks and sends criminal history record information on various applicants. We receive fingerprint cards from a variety of sources for background checks. The information from these cards are entered into our ATS system, then they are given to our Fingerprint Services personnel. They then scan the cards into the fingerprint database system to determine if a criminal record exists or not. The cards are then given back to the ATS personnel so they may process the results. The length of time this process takes depends on the current backlog. We average over 2,000 applicant checks per month.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions.

Here are the background check instructions.

Here is a copy of the FBI's Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights.

FBI regulations do not permit DCI to conduct a nationwide criminal history check on individuals for their own use. If you wish to have this conducted, please click this link:

DCI cannot perform fingerprinting services for HAZMAT licensing. Please click the following link to find an FBI approved channeler in your area:

ATS - (307) 777-5368 or 5934