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RECORDS & IDENTIFICATION UNIT

The Records and Identification Unit is the central repository for all Iowa criminal history records. This information is used in a variety of critical areas, including sentencing determination, parole and probation recommendations, issuance of weapon permits, and decisions by prosecutors.

Criminal history records contain information regarding arrests, court dispositions, custody data and movement within Iowa's correctional institutions.

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Total Automated Records This unit includes three Criminal History Auditors, each responsible for conducting audits and providing training in 33 counties throughout the state. They facilitate training for law enforcement agencies, county attorneys and clerks of court to ensure criminal history information is submitted to the Department of Public Safety in accordance with the Code of Iowa. This includes confirming information is submitted in a timely, accurate and complete fashion through established audit practices.

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