The State of Nevada is one of the few states that allow the public access to their Nevada criminal records. The Records and Identification Bureau under the Nevada Department of Public Safety is the central repository of Nevada criminal records. The purpose of the state database of Nevada criminal records is to provide centralized, complete and documented criminal justice information and statistics to the states criminal justice community, the public, and many other authorized clients and contributors. Such information is then used in making informed public policy, criminal justice and regulatory decisions concerning crime and criminal offenders.
What Information is there in Nevada Criminal Records?
Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 179.070, Nevada criminal records are defined as:
Record of criminal history means information contained in records collected and maintained by agencies of criminal justice, the subject of which is a natural person, consisting of descriptions which identify the subject and notations of arrests, detention, indictments, information, or other formal criminal charge and dispositions of charges, including dismissals,...