Identification Section

The Identification Section (ID) serves as central repository for criminal history records ( SDCL 23-3-16 and 23-5-2 ) in South Dakota and has the following major responsibilities:

The ID section also:

  • Maintains over 230,000 criminal record subjects at the present time.
  • Processes approximately 30,000 arrest incidents yearly, of which 60% are repeat offenders.
  • Conducts more than 21,500 civil applicant background checks annually.

Frequently Asked Questions about Background Checks

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