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Sound Off: How can I check someone’s criminal record?

You can search for a person’s Kansas criminal record through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation by going online to However, the check costs $20, and you must know the person’s first and last name, as well as date of birth.


davidmcg 6 years ago

Also, free of charge is the K.A.S.P.E.R. system at

It is run by KDOC, K.A.S.P.E.R. stands for Kansas Adult Supervised Population Electronic Repository. You can search by name, date of birth, social security number, KDOC number, etc. It only lists convictions and supervisions in Kansas but goes back several decade. Not a complete records check, but pretty good for free of charge all the same. Also, several county sheriff's offices have online databases of those who are either in current custody and/or a booking report for those arrested and jailed in their county. There is also the Kansas and National Sex Offender registry.

Robert Rauktis 6 years ago

Will they also post politicians and the clergy?

geekin_topekan 6 years ago

Watch what you agree to also, a lot of these places insert a little tidbit about debiting your account monthly unless you manually unsubscribe.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years ago

Bingo! A winner! (That's in the fine print!)

Ron Holzwarth 6 years ago

A couple weeks ago, I checked to see if I had been arrested. Just wondering, ya know. The answer was yes, in fact, that site claimed that I had been arrested at least twice, and I did not recall ever being arrested. At least not when I was living at the address listed. I have been arrested a few times, but it was always a mistake made by the police, or for not paying a traffic citation on time. That was a few decades ago, and did not show up on the site at all.

Apparently traffic tickets, 65 mph in a 55 mph, count as an arrest. As for the other, I have no idea how they came up with that, except for maybe a traffic citation that was dismissed by the judge with no fine or anything, and I didn't want to pay to see what they claimed I had been arrested for.

You don't get any details for free on that site, if you don't pay, all you will get is a claim that person has an arrest record. So of course many people will to pay to see the details. I only checked one of the sites.

It's not very expensive to buy a pass to see their records. But based upon my experience, I would tend to doubt how accurate they are.

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