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Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation

The Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation serves as Ohio’s crime lab and criminal-records keeper, and it offers expert, impartial investigative services to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies 24/7.

BCI is committed to serving the law enforcement community, but the bureau also prioritizes helping Ohioans feel safe in their communities and inspiring trust in law enforcement by providing:

 

About BCI

About BCI

More about the 100-year-old state bureau

Identification Division

Identification Division

Ohio’s central repository
for criminal records

Laboratory Division

Laboratory Division

Forensic testing that helps solve crimes

OHLEG

OHLEG

The web platform that connects peace officers

Investigative Services

Special Investigations

Agents who focus on victims, felonies and drugs

Technical Investigations

Technical Investigations

Help for cases that require specialized skills


 

Accredited for more than two decades

BCI’s rigorous dedication to integrity, accuracy and excellence in its daily work has led to recognition from international organizations that judge how well agencies comply with professional standards.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has accredited the bureau since 1998, most recently in 2020, and BCI’s Laboratory Division has been accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) or a precursor since 2002.

Find more details here.

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BCI Science School

Science School

BCI created Science School to teach fourth-grade students about forensic science and related careers. The STEAM lesson plan offers hands-on experiments and inquiry-based learning to solve fictional crimes.

Learn more here.