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By logging in you are acknowledging that you are an authorized recipient of the information for the Subject Individuals processed through the CRIMS system. You will only be provided access to the information on Subject Individuals that have been provided to you by DHS - Background Check Unit. Unauthorized access of this site or improper use of the information provided may result in a variety of penalties up to and including criminal prosecution.

** If you are a Subject Individual (Employment Applicant), please go to:

3/15/2017. EMAIL UPDATE:  Because QEDs often forward the Electronic Fingerprint letter and the Approval notice to SIs, CRIMS will send these two emails directly to QEDs/QEIs (NOT through the DHS secure email system).  For all other emails from CRIMS, you will now receive them secure--you will be prompted to create a DHS account or sign into the account to view the email.

3/6/2017.  Due to the inclusion of child abuse checks (since 12/01/2016)  for all DHS checks, checks of all MH PSWs, and checks of any other SIs with contact with children, background checks are taking longer.  We currently have a 4 week backlog.  Please look at your "Pending CRIMS Records" for the status of submitted background checks.  PLEASE DO NOT ask SIs to call BCU to check the status of a check--this phone time simply prevents us from working on the backlog.

3/5/2017 BEFORE LOGGING IN, PLEASE FLUSH YOUR CACHE: BCU updated CRIMS this weekend.  After any update to CRIMS, it may help to clear your computer's cache before logging into CRIMS.  Go to to find out how.

3/5/2017 FOR CHILD CARING AGENCIES WITH PROCTOR FOSTER PARENTS:  the fields for restraining orders and protective orders are now available online.  You can fill in the information while inputting the background check request, but please continue to attach the completed 301 form.

1/13/2017. FOR QEDs using the BCU Long Term Care Registry:  If you have received an LTCR notice to recertify your SI for another 2 years on the LTCR, DO NOT click on Create New to start the recertification.  FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS in the LTCR recertification email you received from BCU.

After any update to CRIMS, it may help to clear your computer's cache before logging into CRIMS.  Go to to find out how.
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