Pre-employment background checks are only available to
Official Government Agencies.
Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 13:59-1 et seq.
authorizes the dissemination of New Jersey criminal
history record information (CHRI) by the New Jersey
State Police (NJSP), Identification & Information
Technology Section (I&ITS), State Bureau of
Identification (SBI) for noncriminal justice purposes.
The following entities are authorized to obtain from the
SBI all records of convictions in the New Jersey state
courts and, regardless of their age, all records of
pending arrests and charges for violations of New Jersey
laws, unless such records have been expunged.
Governmental entities of this
state, the federal government, or any other state
for any official governmental purpose, including,
but not limited to, employment, licensing and the
procurement of services;
A person or non-governmental
entity of any state, that seeks to directly engage
the services of the subject of the record, for the
purpose of determining a the subject's
qualifications for employment, volunteer work or
other performance of service;
Attorneys-at-law licensed by
any state for use in any contested matters docketed
in any state or federal court or administrative
agencies of this state;
Private detectives licensed by
the Division of State Police pursuant to N.J.S.A.
45:19-8 et seq. for the purposes of obtaining
information in the furtherance of the performance of
their statutorily authorized functions, as
specifically enumerated by N.J.S.A. 45:19-9(a)1 to
A person for the purpose of a
personal record request.