Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)
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Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, known as BCI, is the state’s official crime lab serving the criminal justice community and protecting Ohio families.  BCI also provides expert criminal investigative services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies upon request.  With offices throughout the state, BCI stands ready to respond 24/7 to local law enforcement agencies’ needs at no cost to the requesting agency.

Staff at BCI work every day to provide the highest level of service. This includes special agents who are on call 24/7 to offer investigative assistance at crime scenes, knowledgeable scientists and forensic specialists using cutting-edge technology to process evidence to bring criminals to justice, and criminal intelligence analysts and identification specialists who help local law enforcement solve cases.

Experienced special agents, forensic scientists, and other law enforcement experts staff BCI’s three main divisions:

Compliment our staff: To compliment a member of our staff, please email us at BCI@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.

File a personnel complaint: To file a complaint about a member of our staff, email us at BCI@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.

Contacts & locations

BCI Main Office
1560 State Route 56 SW
P.O. Box 365
London, OH 43140
Toll-free: 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446)
Phone: 740- 845-2000
Email: BCI@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov (this email account is only monitored during business hours, Monday - Friday. For issues requiring immediate attention, please call 855-BCI-OHIO.)

BCI Richfield Office
4055 Highlander Parkway
Richfield, OH 44286
Phone: 330- 659-4600

BCI Bowling Green Office
750 North College Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 419- 353-5603

BCI Youngstown Office
20 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330- 884-7555

BCI Athens Office
86 Columbus Circle, Suite 202
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740- 249-4378

BCI Cambridge Office
1225 Woodlawn Avenue
Cambridge, OH 43725

BCI Springfield Office
130 N. Fountain Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45502
Phone: 740-845-2000

Mission & core values

We, the professional men and women of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation are committed to serve the law enforcement community and protect the citizens of Ohio by providing accurate criminal records, reliable laboratory services and comprehensive investigative assistance.  This mission is based on a foundation of integrity, professionalism, cooperation and commitment.
We are dedicated to:
We believe in integrity.  We pledge to maintain the courage to serve without bias and to adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards.
We believe in professionalism.  We pledge to provide quality, efficient, courteous service through innovative and dedicated teamwork.
We believe in cooperation.  We pledge to provide assistance and support by working together in a spirit of trust and mutual respect.
We believe in commitment.  We pledge to excellence, responsibility, and personal sacrifice.