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Nebraska Now Offering Online Criminal History Background Checks

Press Release

Location: Lincoln, NE

Gov. Dave Heineman today announced that Nebraskans can now request a criminal history background check online through the Nebraska State Patrol.

"This new service will allow citizens with computer access and the proper information to request a name only criminal history check anytime day or night," said Gov. Heineman. "This is just one more example of how state government is providing more efficient, faster services for our citizens."

Previously Nebraskans requesting a name only criminal history background check would need to submit their request in person, through the mail or by fax. Response to the request could take three to 10 days depending on mail service.

"More than 75 percent of the individuals who request name only criminal history checks do not have a criminal background," said Col. David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. "By automating this service, those individuals will receive an immediate response. At the same time we will speed up the process for others whose request may need more research."

With the new online site Nebraskans needing a name only criminal history background check need only log onto and provide the requested information. A credit card will be required as a form of payment for the $18.00 fee.

In 2012, the Nebraska State Patrol processed 33,337 requests for name only criminal history background checks. Since 2009, more than 128,000 requests have been processed.

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