CJIS Division

The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division serves local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies -- as well as the public -- by serving as the repository for criminal records, administering background checks, and operating the communications hub that connects the state's law enforcement agencies.


Assistant Director
Yeselin Pendleton

Click here for information, instructions, and more detail on how to obtain criminal history checks.

From violent crime to property crime and more, see crime data from your community with our easy-to-use platform! 

Click here for information, details, and FAQs on the state's system to provide background checks at the point of sale or transfer of firearms.

From school crime to domestic violence, our crime reports provide valuable snapshots on a variety of high-interest crime topics.

Click here for procedures and contact information for court-permitted adjustments to criminal histories.

Click here for an in-depth look at our agency, our mission, and our most recent progress to protect and serve Tennesseans.